Red Bull believes it wishes to manufacture more of an all-rounder car subsequent year if it wishes to subject Mercedes for the System 1 world championship.
The Milton Keynes-essentially based fully mostly outfit is coming off the assist of a actual dangle to the 2020 season, with Max Verstappen having dominated the season finale in Abu Dhabi.
Nonetheless, it’s miles under no illusions about the step it wishes to occupy interplay whether it’s miles to total Mercedes’ go of seven successive F1 championship doubles.
Red Bull had started this year coping with some difficulties with the aerodynamics of its RB16 car, with both Max Verstappen and Alex Albon struggling at instances with the advanced steadiness.
Nonetheless, work on establishing the automobile and determining the aero anomalies allowed Red Bull to construct most attention-grabbing development and shut the hole to Mercedes over the course of the season.
Personnel boss Christian Horner says that though the crew ended 2020 in great higher form than it started it, it’s miles aware that it wishes to make certain that its 2021 RB16B can engage the fight to Mercedes at all kinds of tracks.
“I feel we’ve improved the automobile seriously,” acknowledged Horner, reflecting on the event made this year.
“I feel we’ve understood what those components are and I feel that, confidently, which might possibly possibly possibly even be additional addressed as we jog into subsequent year.
“We desire a car that performs at a total diversity of circuits, which Mercedes were unbelievable at producing. That is where we must be actual subsequent year. Now we occupy got to be actual on all kinds of circuit, in particular with a 23 speed calendar.
“However I feel that in particular at a circuit love Abu Dhabi, to occupy interplay that [winning] manufacture of efficiency into the winter, is extraordinarily, very encouraging.”
F1’s response to the affect of the coronavirus pandemic has been to impose a chassis freeze in to 2021, with groups having to use the same frequent car as this season.
Nonetheless, changes to aerodynamics are allowed – and groups can use two trend tokens on altering other restricted areas.
Red Bull expects to protect over merely 60 p.c of its novel challenger in to 2021, with that balance offering the crew encouragement that it will shake off its novel history of starting each and each advertising and marketing and marketing and marketing campaign in the assist of earlier than catching up.
Horner added: “Or now not it’s now not a starting up from scratch once more. Obviously a generous share of the automobile does carry over, but where we starting up in Barcelona [testing] in a pair of months’ time goes to be slightly great where we dangle [this year] with the linked upgrades on it.”
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