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Verstappen outwitted Norris, Hamilton to the podium for the first time

Verstappen outwitted Norris, Hamilton to the podium for the first time

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Max Verstappen, despite the slightly worse form of the RB20, tactically outwitted Lando Norris during a fairly even race and eventually won the Spanish Grand Prix by two seconds, celebrating his 1st career win at the venue of his first F61 victory. https://twitter.com/F1/status/1804885110652649716 With a smart choice of strategy, Lewis Hamilton advanced to third place and won his first podium of the season. George Russell, who sped past Norris and Verstappen at the start of the race to lead the race, ended up fourth, with Ferrari's Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz finishing fifth and sixth. OScar Piastri was seventh, Pierre Gasly eighth, Sergio Perez ninth, and Esteban Ocon won the last point in tenth place.
Did Red Bull make a mistake using "Mercedes" pages?

Did Red Bull make a mistake using "Mercedes" pages?

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After a season and a half of failures with the concept of a racing car without sides, Mercedes just abandoned it and took a more conventional approach. But the so-called zero-pod is returning to the track this year, only on the Red Bull Racing team. But the question is whether Adrian Newey has found room for improvement in the "Mercedes" concept, or whether the change will throw the team from Milton Keynes off the top. You could say that if something works, don't fix it, but Newey didn't take that into account when designing the RB20, because it's long been said that in F1 you have to constantly run with changes, otherwise you fall behind. Newey has shown in the past that he is not infallible despite winning many race cars (McLaren MP4-18), but will the RB20 push the boundaries, or will it be the car that defeats the seemingly unbeatable team
Red Bull is preparing an even more extreme copy of Mercedes' "zeropod" sides

Red Bull is preparing an even more extreme copy of Mercedes' "zeropod" sides

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In the Red Bull Racing team, according to some information, they are already preparing an even more radical side design of the racing car, which will imitate Mercedes' unsuccessful "zeropod" side concept. The RB20 racing car should get new pages already in the first package of updates, which will be installed on the racing car at the race for the Japanese Grand Prix, where the cooling of the racing car will not be as demanding as in winter testing and the first races in Bahrain, Australia and Saudi Arabia. At Mercedes, the concept of a racing car without sides, which they used in 2022, was discarded with the race for the 2023 Monaco GP and they started using more conventional, "Red Bull" sides.
The 3-time champion showed where Red Bull can improve in 2024

The 3-time champion showed where Red Bull can improve in 2024

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Max Verstappen won his third world title in 2023 with the Red Bull RB19 and led one of the most dominant seasons in F1 history. According to the Dutchman, the racing car can still be improved. One of the biggest weaknesses of Red Bull's racing car is slow cornering and driving on curbs, and as a result it was beaten only once at the Singapore Grand Prix. That's why in Milton Keynes, when creating the RB20 racing car, they focused on exactly these weak points. "The main problems are street racing, slow corners and kerbs," said Verstappen. But the team's technical director, Pierre Wache, warns that it will be necessary to be careful not to lose the advantages in the others in the pursuit of improvement in these areas. "We see weaknesses in the team in other areas than Max, because Max is a driver