A Racing Bulls 2.0 in Spain?

For the 10th Grand Prix of the season, in Barcelona, ​​Racing Bulls is making numerous aerodynamic changes. What should Aston Martin be concerned about?

Published on 18/06/2024 à 18:35

Yannis Duval

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A Racing Bulls 2.0 in Spain?

Racing Bulls brings important developments to Barcelona. ©DPPI

Racing Bulls has Aston Martin and 5th place in the championship in the crosshairs. The stable of Faenza who is, for the moment, having a more than honorable first part of the season, hopes to move up a gear. Indeed, the two VCARB 01s will receive a brand new aerodynamic package this weekend (June 21-23) in Barcelona. Enough to return to the fight with the Silverstone team?

Racing Bulls Technical Director Jody Egginton said “(A) Significant work has been carried out by Faenza and Bicester to prepare and deliver a major aerodynamic evolution consisting of a floor, bodywork and rear wing for both cars, in order to provide an advantage measurable in terms of performance. Thanks to these developments, Friday sessions will be particularly busy, in order to collect and process as much data as possible and prepare for Saturday. »

The fight for 5th place?

With a comfortable lead of 21 points over Haas, the Racing Bulls clan can now focus on the team in front of them, namely Aston Martin. Despite the 30 units that separate them, nothing is yet decided and Peter Bayer's men could quickly return to contact with the Greens.

“The recent results have been quite good and we have scored some points, considers Egginton. However, the battle in midfield is incredibly tight and we are under no illusion that we need to put in a well-executed weekend of racing to be top of this group with any chance of scoring points. »

To Yuki tsunoda, the key in Barcelona will be Free Practice. Understanding the new plays will undoubtedly play a major role in his build to the weekend.

“So far this season, the VCARB 01 seems to be working well on all tracks, so I have no concerns on the performance side, smiles the Japanese. The key will be to fully understand how our package works on this track as early as possible during free practice and then make the most of it. »

On the side of Daniel Ricciardo, we are a little more moderate, aware that his team will not be the only one to bring changes to Barcelona:“Circuit de Catalunya is always a track where everyone brings updates, so I think it’s going to be a really competitive weekend. Let’s see what everyone brings.” 

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Yves-Henri RANDIER

18/06/2024 at 06:47 a.m.

Any developments at Ridiculous Bulls that could be useful to big sister Red Bull Racing in understanding the passage on the curbs and the issue of ride height?

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