Craig Scarborough opines on Red Bull’s upgrades: “It’s not the big side pod update that a lot were expecting”

Red Bull upgrades have not been what people expected, according to Craig Scarborough

The Red Bull RB18s
The Red Bull RB18s

Red Bull definitely mean business this season in terms of development of the car. The team from Milton Keynes has been the team to beat with both Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez firing on all cylinders. It’s just not the drivers but that RB-18 has also given that cutting edge to steer clear of the Ferrari. We saw a glimpse of that in Montreal during that scuffle between Carlos Sainz and Max Verstappen.

It was pretty clear that Red Bull held all the cards going into the Canadian GP. But, things got really interesting when Yuki Tsunoda crashed which the safety car was out. Carlos Sainz was out on fresh tyres right behind Max Verstappen. This was expected to be a test for the Dutchman as his tyres were 6 odd laps older than the Ferrari driver.

But, Max Verstappen came out on top because of his mastery but also due to the superior RB-18. It was there for everyone to see that Red Bull’s challenger was kinder on its tyres and gave Max the breathing space because of its superior speed on the back straight. Despite being on top in both the championships, Christian Horner doesn’t want to rest on the laurels.

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Red Bull upgrades have not been what people expected, according to Craig Scarborough

Red Bull Racing's RB18
Red Bull Racing’s RB18

Craig Scarborough has given his opinion on the bag of updates that Red Bull has brought in for Silverstone. He said, “It’s not the big side pod update that a lot were expecting. I don’t think it will come, I don’t think that’s the root of their problems.”

“Very radical, lets a lot more air hit the beam wing. Then you reach lots of the over teams that have lots of little pieces.

Interesting, much like Barcelona, Silverstone is the track people have added bits and pieces,” as reported by gpblog.

Red Bull have their work cut out because the team is set to face competition from Ferrari and also Mercedes. This could very well be a three horse race for the win in Silverstone.

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