The contest between Mercedes And Red Bull will restart this weekend from the spectacular setting of Spa-Francorchamps. The Belgian circuit marks the start of the second half of the season, after the summer break. The last races before the break, at Silverstone and in Hungary, saw a reversal of the trend in terms of performance between the two teams competing for the leadership of the standings. Regardless of the various misfortunes that occurred to Max Verstappen, which made it easier for Lewis Hamilton to overtake him in the standings, the W12 appeared to be the best car on the track in both Great Britain and Budapest.
The triptych of races in Belgium, the Netherlands and Italy could prove to be decisive in the hunt for the title and for this reason there seems to be the intention to raise the bar in performance once again in Milton Keynes. As reported by the site Auto Motor und Sport – usually well informed about the events of the Austrian team – Red Bull would in fact intend to bring some aerodynamic updates that allow it to again operate a counter-overtake on the Mercedes in the standings. “On the aerodynamic front we can only expect small things – reads on the German website – only Red Bull has announced that it will design some new parts for the RB16B in order to defeat Mercedes in the title fight. However, the Verstappen team did not want to reveal exactly what is planned“.
Mercedes, through the mouth of its team principal Toto Wolff, instead, clarified that no further aerodynamic updates will be provided on the W12. This is in order to concentrate all the team’s resources on the 2022 car, the first of the new regulatory cycle.
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