Ahead of the 2022 Formula 1 season, teams tested their new cars at the recently completed pre-season tests in Barcelona. With new regulations in place and teams facing new challenges such as purpoising, teams will be closely monitoring the development of their cars and updates from rivals ahead of the second test in Bahrain
Red Bull will be looking to claim their first constructors’ title since 2013. However, the main focus of the team will be to compete and defend successfully with the rest of the grid Max Verstappen Crown of the Formula 1 World Championship 2021.
F1 expert Jolyon Palmer gave an overview of Red Bull’s testing and suggested some areas for improvement. The crucial test will be crucial for the team’s car development ahead of the season opener at the same circuit the following weekend.
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Mileage seems to be Red Bull’s priority
Red Bull completed 358 laps of the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya during the first pre-season test. The team was forced to throttle the number of laps completed on day two Sergio Perez The car broke down due to a gearbox failure. But the team still managed a P3 and P4 on Day 3 Max Verstappen with 1.19.556 on the fastest lap ahead of Perez.
F1 expert Palmer, who was present at the Barcelona tests, prepared a study on Red Bull’s problems and improvements ahead of the official test. He said, “Mileage seemed to be the top priority from the start as Max Verstappen drove a very heavy but stable car on day one before handing it over to Sergio Perez on day two.”
He added “The team appears to be in a good position overall, while acknowledging that there is still a lot more to do with the car. But so far I’d say they’re perhaps the most hidden of all teams – so it will be worth watching in Bahrain.”
The competition appears to be close as Ferrari and McLaren both post positive results and title rivals Mercedes set the fastest time of the session. Red Bull need to show some serious pace and lead by example in the second test, which begins March 10-12.
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