The team from Milton Keynes had a good performance in the winter tests.
On the last day of the test in Bahrain, Red Bull brought new parts and changed the side of the car, with which it immediately set the fastest time. That is why the Austrian team may have the epithet of a favorite before the start of the season.
However, during the five of the six days of testing that everyone had at their disposal, most singled out Ferrari as the main contender for victory, until the last day when Red Bull brought this promotion. It was immediately clear that this modified side of the car works much better on the RB18.
According to Auto, Motor und Sport, which is based on a conversation with Mercedes engineers, the team from Milton Keynes has a great advantage.
“Red Bull is ahead of Ferrari and according to our calculations we are half a second behind. Also, according to GPS data, Red Bull is now much faster in spray curves. ” say the engineers of the German team for this paper.
Helmut Marko also made a similar statement, which may confirm these allegations.
“These new parts gave us a half-second advantage.”
Whether all this is true remains to be seen in a few days when the Bahrain Grand Prix begins.