user icon
user icon

Marko: Red Bull to introduce aero fix in Barcelona

  • Published on 07 May 2019 14:42
  • comments 6
  • By: Fergal Walsh

Red Bull is expecting to see its aerodynamic issues solved at this weekend's Spanish Grand Prix.

Prior to the start of the season, team advisor Dr Helmut Marko claimed that the energy drink squad would win at least five races throughout the course of the year with new engine partner Honda.

However, Red Bull has not come close to taking the top step on the podium and has just one third-place finish to its name, courtesy of Max Verstappen at the Australian Grand Prix.

"Fourth places are getting a bit boring," said Red Bull team boss Christian Horner. "We want to fight for podium places again as soon as possible."

For the 2019 season, the technical regulations changed in an effort to make it easier for cars to follow each other and in turn, create more overtaking opportunities.

Before 2019, teams could place winglets and extra vertical wind deflectors on the front wing. However, these were banned for the current season, which means the wind comes into contact with the front wheels much more.

Ahead of the Spanish Grand Prix weekend, Marko is confident that the energy drink team has fixed its aerodynamic issues: "We have the solution to our aerodynamics problems," he said to Auto Motor und Sport.

"We are going to introduce it in Barcelona, and I promise that it will completely solve our problem."

After picking up his podium finish in Melbourne, Verstappen has taken three consecutive fourth-place finishes.

Pierre Gasly is still adapting to his new team, and was on for his second sixth-place finish in a row last time out in Baku, before an engine issue halted his progress. 

Replies (6)

Login to reply
  • abhidbgt

    Posts: 239

    He is never short of confidence.

    • + 0
    • May 7 2019 - 15:43
  • Wow, can't wait to see it then !!

    • + 0
    • May 8 2019 - 11:31
  • boudy

    Posts: 1,168

    Every team will have an upgrade. Redbull historically have been pretty good with their correlation. Ferraris engine upgrade is on the same vein. Williams and Renault have an tendency for more problematic updates. Lets hope that the Mercedes isn't that big.

    • + 1
    • May 9 2019 - 08:03
  • Dert38

    Posts: 241

    Fix your brain

    • + 0
    • May 9 2019 - 21:10

AT Grand Prix of Austria

Local time 

  • Friday weather-image

    Saturday weather-image

    Sunday weather-image

  • Free practice 1

    11:00 - 12:30

    Free practice 3

    12:00 - 13:00

    Race

    15:10 - 17:10

  • Free practice 2

    15:00 - 16:30

    Qualifying

    15:00 - 16:00

    Fastest lap

     

AT Grand Prix of Austria

Local time 

  • Fridayweather-image

  • Free practice 1

    11:00 - 12:30

    Free practice 2

    15:00 - 16:30

  • Saturdayweather-image

  • Free practice 3

    12:00 - 13:00

    Qualifying

    15:00 - 16:00

  • Sunday weather-image

  • Race

    15:10 - 17:10

    Fastest lap

    15:10 - 17:10

Related news

Test calendar

Circuit de Catalunya - Winter testing

Circuit de Catalunya - Winter testing

See full test schedule

Give your opinion!

Where will Sebastian Vettel be in 2021?

World Championship standings 2019

Show full world champion standings

Driver profile

  • Team Red Bull Racing
  • Points 948
  • Podiums 31
  • Grand Prix 102
  • Country NL
  • Date of b. Sep 30 1997 (22)
  • Place of b. Hasselt (Belgie), NL
  • Weight 70 kg
  • Length 1.80 m
Show full profile

Team profile

Show full profile

Formula 1 Calendar - 2020

Date
Grand Prix
Circuit
-
Spain
-
Spain
13 - Mar 15
Australia
20 - Mar 22
Bahrain
3 - Apr 5
Viet Nam
17 - Apr 19
China
1 - May 3
Netherlands
8 - May 10
Spain
21 - May 24
Monaco
5 - Jun 7
Azerbaijan
12 - Jun 14
Canada
26 - Jun 28
France
3 - Jul 5
Austria
17 - Jul 19
United Kingdom
31 - Aug 2
Hungary
28 - Aug 30
Belgium
4 - Sep 6
Italy
18 - Sep 20
Singapore
25 - Sep 27
Russian
9 - Oct 11
Japan
23 - Oct 25
United States of America
30 - Nov 1
Mexico
13 - Nov 15
Brazil
27 - Nov 29
United Arab Emirates
See full schedule

Formula 1 Calendar - 2020

Date
Grand Prix & Circuit
13 - Mar 15
Australia Albert Park
20 - Mar 22
3 - Apr 5
Viet Nam Hanoi Circuit
17 - Apr 19
1 - May 3
Netherlands Circuit Zandvoort
8 - May 10
21 - May 24
Monaco Monte Carlo
5 - Jun 7
Azerbaijan Baku City Circuit
12 - Jun 14
26 - Jun 28
France Paul Ricard
3 - Jul 5
Austria Red Bull Ring
17 - Jul 19
United Kingdom Silverstone
31 - Aug 2
Hungary Hungaroring
28 - Aug 30
4 - Sep 6
Italy Monza
18 - Sep 20
25 - Sep 27
Russian Sochi Autodrom
9 - Oct 11
23 - Oct 25
United States of America Circuit of the Americas
30 - Nov 1
13 - Nov 15
Brazil Interlagos
27 - Nov 29
United Arab Emirates Yas Marina Circuit
See full schedule
show sidebar