The Red Bull race car of the 2022 season, the RB18, failed in the mandatory crash test, according to Italian media reports. The safety test is mandatory for approval by the FIA, and the protective cell that protects the racer in frontal collisions has not performed satisfactorily. It will now be necessary to strengthen the said part, which will cause the team to lose some time, but the failure of the test should not worry the designer of the race car Adrian Newey. At Red Bull, they say that the car in the simulator was at least as good as last year, although the cars are generally slower, which leads to speculation that Newey may have taken an extreme approach again. Competitors are therefore even more eagerly awaiting the presentation of RB18, for which it is not yet known when
The Woking team will be powered by Mercedes engines from this season onwards, which is why the new car is called the MCL35M. Its design was commissioned by technical director James Key, and it is basically an evolution of last year’s race car, taking into account the adjustments that were necessary to replace Renault’s powertrain with Mercedes ’. McLarn has faced a number of logistical problems due to the new coronavirus pandemic in recent months, as the team is based on the Island and uses a Toyota wind tunnel in Cologne, Germany. This year’s McLarn race car doesn’t differ much visually from its predecessor. The biggest change happened under the hood, where Renault’s engine replaced the Mercedes engine. Lando Norris, who has been a member of McLaren for three years now, was the first to introduce himself.
Red Bull has a satellite team with AlphaTauri in their own house, and Ferrari is just building a deeper connection with the Haas team. In Mercedes? Perhaps some evil tongues would claim to have her on the Racing Point team. But this is not supposed to be the case. In addition to the aforementioned Racing Point or Aston Martin and Williams, they will get a third partner with McLarn in the 2021 season. But there is no closer connection than in the cases mentioned, as Zak Brown, McLarn's first husband, pointed out. “It’s just a partnership,” the American explains. “The team is looking forward to this partnership and they are also looking forward to it at Mercedes in Brixworth,” adds Brown, who is looking positively at future collaborations to connect to the old successful times. “There are a lot of people on both sides who worked together when we won with the team
That McLaren finished the 2020 season in third place, team boss Andreas Seidl could not believe until recently. Because when he joined the team for the 2019 season, nothing pointed to it. McLaren finished sixth in 2018 and the top three were out of reach for them. "It's been a big difference since my departure at BMW in 2009, because the difference to the first three teams has been huge, especially in terms of budget and resources." But Seidl brought McLaren back to the top and was able to look forward to third place in the constructors ’championship as early as this year. He is optimistic about the future, however, as Formula 1 has managed to take some steps to allow for fairer competition. In 2022 comes a new rule that is supposed to create more uniformity. Even more important is the budget ceiling,
Due to the regulations introduced after the coronavirus pandemic, the teams will largely transfer the current designs of racing cars, and for this purpose new racing cars have been postponed for a year, which will see the light of day in 2022. development, thereby seeking to limit the number of areas where teams can make improvements to current race cars. But McLaren is in a unique position, as it will use Mercedes instead of Renault engines next season. Therefore, the Woking team had to use most of the chips to adapt the car to the new engine. This will limit the aerodynamic changes they can make as they have to introduce a new chassis, cooler and transmission, which, according to James Kay, will be similar to the introduction of an almost entirely new di