Power units, comprising the internal combustion engine and turbocharger, are the heart of a Formula One car. They not only provide the necessary horsepower to propel the car at incredible speeds but also contribute to overall reliability, fuel efficiency, and race strategy. This year, FIA has increased the power unit exchange limit to four for the season because of the increased number of Grand Prix races. As a result, this weekend, many teams, including Red Bull racing, will exercise the perk.
Red Bull Racing is currently sitting on a 100% win record in the 2023 F1 season. Clearly, the competitors have failed to catch up as F1 moves to round 7 of the season already. This weekend, the herd has arrived in Barcelona for the Spanish Grand Prix. And ahead of the main race, Red Bulls have taken a major decision to push their drivers further, Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez, towards a win.
Red Bull To Have New Power Units For The Spanish Grand Prix
In the high-stakes world of Formula 1, the performance and reliability of power units play a critical role in a team’s success. That is why Red Bull Racing has made a bold move by introducing completely new power units for their star drivers, Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez, in the upcoming race in Barcelona. This strategic decision reflects the team’s commitment to maximizing performance and staying competitive in the championship battle. It’s worth noting that FIA has increased the limit of power unit exchanges for the season to four, with many teams facing reliability issues.
The power unit change will further boost Red Bull’s odds of winning. However, they are not the only ones with an engine change. Aston Martin, Haas, McLaren, and Williams will also replace new power components. Regardless, the Austrian team is likely to advantage the most from this change. Their RB19 already has an unmatchable pace, and they have no threat from behind at all. The only people fighting for the top spot would be the Red Bull teammates Verstappen and Perez. Both are going neck to neck in the drivers’ championship standings, which is likely to produce a fierce battle in the upcoming races.
Max Verstappen Approves The Revised Circuit Of Barcelona
This year, the Barcelona circuit has seen some changes to the final sector by removing chicane with the idea of creating faster and more flowing corners. The inspiration behind the tweaking is to produce overtaking friendly surface. Red Bull ace Max Verstappen also passed his verdict on the circuit changes. He dominated all the practice sessions by coming out at the top and also recording the fastest lap. Not only that, but he also secured a pole position for tomorrow’s main race.
Speaking about the track, Max Verstappen said he felt extremely comfortable driving around the corners. He believes the F1 cars perform better at high speeds. Hence, having corners wherein one can maintain a good speed without disbalance will surely result in more overtakes. Overall, Verstappen had a field day on Friday, with his teammate finishing right behind him in second spot. The F1 fans are in for a treat this weekend, as Max’s latest comments hint at an eventful race. Also not to forget, weather experts are expecting rain to pour during race hours which will further add to the drama.