The sixth round of the Formula 1 2022 season is just minutes away from unveiling the action. The sport heads to Spain for the second time this year. The initial pre-season test was held at this circuit and now it is ready to host the Spanish GP. The circuit presented the drivers and teams with their first opportunity to learn about their new era Formula 1 cars. The return back to Barcelona is really promising.
The new rules and regulation in the 2022 season, changed the way of how Formula 1 cars run on track. The modern cars are domineered by ground effect, which was introduced to assist the drivers with overtaking opportunities. This introduced an off-track race between each team on the grid, in form of a race for car development. Each race weekend, every team learns more and more about their package with an aim to optimise it sooner than their rivals. This off-track battle takes a huge step at the Spanish GP.
List of upgrades for each Formula 1 team at the Spanish GP
Kicking things off with the team in the last position currently in the constructors standing, Williams. The team based out of Oxfordshire is expected to feature Front Wing Flaps, Rear Wing, Rear Brake Winglets on the FW44. Next up, the Aston Martin team which has turned every head in the paddock with a new design philosophy. The team features a new Floor, Sidepod, Bodywork, Cooling Louvres, Rear Wing, Halo on the AMR22.
Heading to the American garage, Haas is said to not bring any new parts for the Spanish GP. The Italian team, AlphaTauri is expected to feature a new rear wing. Coming to the French constructor, Alpine adds a new Rear Wing, Front Wing Endplate, Rear Brake Winglets to help them battle for best of the rest position. The Alpha Romeo alters its Front Wing Endplate & Flaps, Front Suspension, Engine Cover, Floor, Cooling Louvres, Rear Suspension, Rear Wing to assist its drivers on a familiar track.
At the top of the grid, McLaren carries a fresh Front Wing Flaps, Front Suspension, Brake Ducts, Floor, Diffusor, Engine Cover, Cooling Louvres, Rear Wing, Rear Brake Winglets to Barcelona. The 8 time constructor winners, Mercedes attaches a different Front Wing endplate, Floor, Rear Brake Winglets to the W13. The title contenders, Red Bull includes new Front Wing Flaps and Floor. The championship leaders, Ferrari bring in a fresh Floor, Rear Brake Winglets, Rear Wing to extend its lead in the championship.