Red Bull: Upgrades in Baku should help the RB19 gain 2 tenths of performance

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The 2023 season could not have started in a better way for Red Bull. After a 2022 dominated with both world titles conquered, the Milton Keynes team has shown the world how much it still isn’t full, putting an even better car, the RB19, on track for the new world championship of its progenitor, resuming the streak of victories interrupted in São Paulo last year. In fact, in the first three races, in Bahrain, Jeddah and Melbourne, the Anglo-Austrian team showed impressive strength, bringing home three wins out of three races.

A first part of the championship which, objectively, confirms the extraordinary work carried out by the men of the Milton Keynes team, capable of creating an “all-round” car, practically perfect in every condition, even considering the handicap of limiting hours in the wind tunnel which weighs heavily on the team. A start that, among other things, showcases a team that is perfect in every component: from the technical staff, as just mentioned, to team, race and strategy management, passing through the drivers.

Well, despite what just described, Christian Horner’s team does not seem to be satisfied with the situation and, perhaps, inclined to slow down the pace of work slightly. On the opposite, however, the technical staff directed by Adrian Newey continues to push decisively on the accelerator with upgrades to improve, if possible, the performance of the already extraordinary RB19.

Specifically, according to what has been reported by the German newspaper ‘Auto Motor Und Sport’, the Red Bull technicians have decided to bring an important package of updates to the track for the Azerbaijan GP in Baku to maximise, in a general way and not by intervening on just one area, the performance of the single-seater entrusted to Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez who, in all probability, will once again defend their champion this year.

A package for Baku which, in fact, was already confirmed in Melbourne also by Helmut Marko, and which according to AMuS will be “a good step forward for the RB19”. A step forward which, again according to these rumors, should be quantifiable in about “two tenths of a second” and which, if it works correctly, could lead Red Bull, thanks to a huge gap on its rivals, to already focus on the development of the 2024 car.