Does Red Bull need to slow down the pace of development?


Does Red Bull need to slow down the pace of development?

Verstappen has won the last two races, Leclerc’s lead in the world championship has melted to 19 points. But Ferrari is not (yet) worried about that, Mattia Binotto emphasizes.

The team boss explains that Red Bull recently brought several updates and got “a few tenths” as a result. In that context, he recalls the budget ceiling.

“At some point, Red Bull will have to stop the development,” he believes. For financially, it is not possible to keep this pace. Ferrari, on the other hand, has only brought very manageable updates so far.

The first major package is said to be in Spain. Then the balance of power could possibly tilt again …


Norris: McLaren behind Alfa Romeo

McLaren is still in P4 in the world championship. Yesterday, however, it was the first time since the start in Bahrain that they went empty-handed. According to Norris, the pace right now is behind Alfa Romeo.

“We’re in a good fight with Alpine and AlphaTauri,” he says. Haas is there too. “It’s tight,” said Norris, who currently sees McLaren in fifth or sixth place in terms of performance.

“I think we have a decent pace,” he says. However, it takes “a little more” to be able to fight with Mercedes and the other teams in front.


Why did Ferrari not make another stop?

Only Perez from the leading group stopped at the safety car. Why did Ferrari not take the chance to put fresh tires on again? “We thought a used tire would be better than a fresh one when warming up,” explains Mattia Binotto.

“We thought it was our best attacking shot in the early rounds [nach dem Restart]”, explains the team leader and recalls:” That was exactly what happened. I think Charles had the best opportunity right after the restart. He was certainly close at the time. “

Eventually, the leading group remained unchanged even after the safety car.


Only in America …

When it comes to shows, Miami has certainly not left anything out this weekend. For many Formula 1 fans, however, the staging went a bit too far. Fact is: You will not see scenes like this anywhere else in the F1 calendar …


Verstappen goes straight with Rosberg

The Dutchman achieved his 23rd Formula 1 victory yesterday – he drew right with Nelson Piquet and Nico Rosberg. That means P12 on the world’s best list in the best class.

In terms of podium finishes, Verstappen has already reached the top 10. Here he now has 63, one more than David Coulthard. And he’s only 24! So there is no end in sight …


obtaining King Albon

The Williams driver managed to catch up again yesterday. “[Im Rennen] we found the pace that I knew we had all weekend, ”he says happily after P9.

In qualifying you were beaten below value, but in the race the car worked well. “So it was possible to overtake and we made good progress,” he said.

You were also “lucky” because the race got a little chaotic in the end. “But the most important thing is that we were able to take advantage of those opportunities,” he explains.


Mercedes: P5 / P6 “the best possible result”

“The car looked promising last Friday on low and high fuel, so it’s disappointing to see that the distance to the front was no less today,” Andrew Shovlin said after the race.

“We got the best possible result today,” he says after P5 and P6. And you were even lucky with the safety car. “But maybe we can learn something from it,” he ponders.

“But we have no illusions that if we want to challenge Red Bull or Ferrari in any way, we have to close the gap in lap times over the next few weeks,” Shovlin said.

In the World Cup, Ferrari and Red Bull are slowly pulling away.


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8:19 p.m.

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