The preseason of the Formula 1 left several unexpected results. The team Mercedes it was one of those that suffered the most from reliability problems and was highly relegated in the classifier. Although these are tests, these are a reflection of the conditions that each team has to fight throughout the season. Many specialists assure that problems of the Germans are real.
After several memes emerged on social media with the possibility that Mercedes is ‘simulating’ poor performance, one of the team’s most important engineers, Andrew Shovlin, he insists on reality. In his words, this season’s car took a big step back from 2020 and come to Red bull very strong in the title fight.
Although there were several complications during the three days of preseason, the track engineer put special focus on the rear of the car. This could be seen in the many misunderstandings caused by the Mercedes drivers, especially from Lewis hamilton, which almost did not collide with the Haas of Nikita Mazepin.
“Some of our competitors weren’t fighting the car in the same way that we did. This is why we must focus on understanding why the rear of the car is weak and how we can make it more stable and predictable, “said Shovlin, according to the Spanish newspaper Marca.
To close, the track engineer commented that Red Bull will be the great rival for the 2021 season, especially after the results of the preseason tests. “Red Bull is what we call a ‘well planted’ car, very stable, especially in the last sector of the lap. I think that is a good observation. It was visible from the outside and I would say that the lap times also reflect that, “he said.
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