This year's Red Bull RB18 race car is probably one of the best on the track, but it is also one of the heaviest race cars, weighing around 808 kg, or 10 kilograms more than the minimum weight of 798 kg. Designers want to keep the weight as low as possible, as they can achieve the lowest weight allowed with additional weights, while better balancing the race cars. Every extra kilogram of weight the race car slows down, so Red Bull strives to lighten the components. According to experts, Adrian Newey's latest product creates the most vacuum of all, as it can be driven low, close to the ground without any major problems. Many teams, especially Mercedes, can't afford it, as their W13 race car, despite being the toughest next to the RB18, starts to bounce as hard as it can.
Before the start of this season, Red Bull strengthened with an incredible contract, worth 131,7 million euros. The contract with the cryptocurrency exchange Bybit is expected to last for three years, and Red Bull has confirmed the signing of two contracts within a week, which will fill the team budget for the next three seasons. https://twitter.com/redbullracing/status/1493887886323765250
Candidate for this year’s F1 champion, Max Verstappen, reiterated his calm approach to Formula 1. He still insists it’s not something where life or death is at stake. With a recent statement stating that if he fails to win the championship again this year, second place will not affect his life, he surprised many Formula 1 fans. With a 12-point advantage over the Dutchman over Mercedes racer Lewis Hamilton, however, before the last 5 races of this season, he seems very relaxed, especially given the given circumstances. He told the New York Times: "Sometimes people take F1 too seriously as if it's a matter of life or death. They think that if they fail to reach the elite class, their lives will be over, or something like that. For me, it's never and never is. it will be so.
Red Bull Racing consultant Helmut Marko is convinced that Max Verstappen has lost at least 50 points this year, which he was not to blame himself. The Dutchman leads the Formula One World Championship with a 1-point advantage over Lewis Hamilton, but according to Mark, the difference would be much bigger if he did not lose points in the races in Azerbaijan, Hungary and Great Britain. Verstappen took the lead at Silverstone, but then ran out of points when they collided with Hamilton, who despite the penalty for the collision eventually won anyway. In Baku, the Red Bull racer was leading too hard when his tire exploded at high speed just five laps before the end of the race on the plane. In Hungary, he only finished in ninth place after Valtteri Bottas missed a brake point in the first corner and
Many Formula 1 team bosses agree that there is no alternative to penalties for engine changes. These are even more in the spotlight in this year's championship, as both contenders for the world title, Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton, already had to use an additional engine, which caused them to lose the starting places in the race. The rules assign three powertrains to each racer for the entire season, and the number of other powertrain components is also limited. The rule was introduced as a safeguard for teams on a smaller budget that could no longer afford an unlimited number of engines than larger teams could afford. This year's championship is strongly tied, and there are five more races until the end of the season. Especially in the camp of the Mercedes team, where this year they are facing problems with the reliability of the drive
At Red Bull Racing, they believe that Mercedes could gain a big advantage in the last races of the Formula 1 season with its smart suspension. The German team has installed the rear suspension on their cars, which lowers the rear of the car under vacuum. This reduces air resistance and makes it easier to reach a higher final speed, while at the same time the wings on the car can be set more upright, for more vacuum in corners. The Mercedes trick is supposed to give the team an advantage at the Turkish Grand Prix, and theoretically it will also be of great help in Austin. Lewis Hamilton had to concede victory to Max Verstappn, and team boss Toto Wolff said the bumps and bumps of the COTA racetrack “spoiled” their race car. Red Bull boss Christian Horner thinks there will be a few more races this year
Max Verstappen celebrated an important victory in this year’s race for the world title at the Austin racetrack. The Red Bull racer thus defeated Lewis Hamilton on one of his strongest tracks this season. The Briton finished the race in second place, and on the podium, the team success of the Red Bull team was complemented by the Mexican Sergio Perez. https://twitter.com/redbullracing/status/1452373992149504013 The race was watched by 160.000 spectators from the stands, and the entire weekend was attended by around 400.000. Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton staged a tense duel for victory, where in the 56-lap race a tactic played an important role, first pushing the victory into the hands of the Red Bull racer, and after other stops it seemed that he would step on the top step A Briton with a Mercedes
Adrian Newey was injured while cycling during the summer break, so the technical guru of the team from Milton Keynes was absent for quite a few races. After recovering in hospital, the Briton returned to the team’s garage in Turkey, where he helped resolve a confusion over the car’s settings that plagued the team at Istanbul Park. Although his absence, according to Helmut Mark, did not harm the team's form, his experience will be of great help in the remaining races of the season, where it will be decided who will be this year's world practice. “We have good engineers in the team, but of course Adrian is in charge,” Marko explained. "At first we didn't know how badly he was injured, but then he needed more surgeries. But now he's back, even though he's not completely healthy yet, and he can already do his job. In Turkey, he is immediately seen
The head of the team, Christian Horner, expects Mercedes to be probably too strong for them at the next race in Austin, but he hopes Red Bull will be stronger in races in Mexico and Brazil. "Austin has been Hamilton's track for several years. Mexico and Brazil have been more suitable for us in the past due to the high altitude. I really don't know what to expect in the last three races. It will definitely be very interesting, but we also know we have to show our best. form. "
Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen are old acquaintances when it comes to track fights. These are especially in the spotlight this year as the duo fight for the world title, and at Red Bull they reminded us of their incredibly tense but fair duel at the 2018 U.S. Grand Prix. https://twitter.com/redbullracing/status/1450069902040059908