Having established itself a few weeks ago in France – on a track historically favorable to Mercedes rivals – now there Red Bull he will try to do the same at Silverstone too. On the British track, from 2013 to today, only Sebastian Vettel (in 2018) and Max Verstappen (in one of the two races last year) have managed to break the hegemony of the Silver Arrows. The Brackley team, after having been beaten quite clearly in the two races held in Austria, is now chasing redemption in the home race. To obtain it, the reigning champion team has also prepared some significant updates. The goal is obviously to improve the performance of the W12.
Wolff, waiting for the “little updates” for Silverstone
Interviewed by the German site Motorsport-Total.com, the Red Bull home consultant Helmut Marko instead he made it clear that the Austrian team’s strategy is different. This is due to the presence – at Silverstone – of the Sprint qualification variable. “Updates? We have our schedule. Except that Silverstone is special. Normally you have three practice sessions to set up the car optimally for qualifying and the race. At Silverstone, on the other hand, we will have only one practice session. Then we go directly to qualifying “ Marko explained. The 78-year-old manager from Graz, however, also wanted to point out that the important thing is that the updates – when adopted – then work.
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“THEn first, updates must work. Verstappen did not use the new front wing in the first race at the Red Bull Ring, the Styrian Grand Prix. He only used it in the second, along with the underbody. For your information only – Marko then pointed out – this wing has been accepted by the FIA according to the existing flexibility regulations. So: as development progresses, it will be clear what the updates will be. But this can end, as Christian Horner said, even up to the last race“.