Red Bull and Ferrari have been at it ever since the start of the season and we expect more of the same in the upcoming races. Ferrari might have more points on the score card, Red Bull has had the more wins to their name, courtesy of Max Verstappen’s back to back victories in Imola and Miami. This championship could very well go down to the wire with neither of the teams looking as the clear favorite to win it.
While Max Verstappen and Red Bull want to build on their successful season by going a step further and win both the championships, Ferrari, on the other hand, would want to recover that decade of slump and roll back the glory days and bring some deserved to the loyal Tifosi. From the early exchanges, it seems like Red Bull has had the pace to beat any team due to that extra mile of pace on the straights.
But, the most surprising victory came at Ferrari’s backyard, Imola. A circuit with only one straight and plenty of fast corners was reported to help the Italian Giants. But it didn’t turn out to be that way as Max Verstappen got his elbows out in the front and went on to make it look easy registering a commanding win over Charles Leclerc. Ferrari will have to be respond quickly if they want to stay in the fight for the title.
Red Bull holds the better cards than Ferrari going into the Spanish GP, according to Reports
There was a recent study done on the different strengths of the RB-18 and the F1-75. The key points which emerged out of the study were:
“Red Bull is fastest on the straights, Ferrari in corners. In Miami, Red Bull was faster in slow corners due to overheating Ferrari tyre.“
“Red Bull know they have porpoising covered, so they can upgrade with all their might (not wary of it reoccurring). Ferrari are more reluctant to develop, as they are worried porpoising might reappear; they are trying to fully understand the bouncing before bringing upgrades”
“Ferrari has a very strong engine, which limits the top speed disadvantage – the Red Bull is 7-8kg heavier than Ferrari, which costs them 3 tenths, so they are working hard on reducing the weight of the RB18.”
This is a very enthralling battle which hangs in the balance right now and it would be down to which team out of Red Bull and Ferrari will be willing to take risks.