Formula 1
Formula 1
R
Emilia Romagna GP
18 Apr
Race in
43 days
R
Portuguese GP
02 May
Race in
57 days
09 May
Next event in
60 days
23 May
Race in
78 days
R
Azerbaijan GP
06 Jun
Race in
92 days
13 Jun
Race in
99 days
27 Jun
Race in
113 days
04 Jul
Next event in
116 days
18 Jul
Race in
134 days
R
Hungarian GP
01 Aug
Race in
148 days
29 Aug
Race in
176 days
05 Sep
Race in
183 days
12 Sep
Race in
190 days
26 Sep
Race in
204 days
R
Singapore GP
03 Oct
Next event in
207 days
10 Oct
Race in
217 days
R
United States GP
24 Oct
Race in
232 days
31 Oct
Race in
239 days
R
Australian GP
21 Nov
Race in
259 days
R
Saudi Arabia GP
05 Dec
Race in
274 days
R
Abu Dhabi GP
12 Dec
Race in
281 days

Horner: Red Bull will only carry over 60% of RB16 to 2021

Red Bull expects just 60 percent of its current Formula 1 car will be carried over into next year’s RB16B challenger.

Horner: Red Bull will only carry over 60% of RB16 to 2021

Although there is quite a strict chassis freeze heading in to next year, as part of the cost saving measures introduced in response to the coronavirus pandemic, there are some freedoms to make developments.

As well as aerodynamic surfaces remaining open to change, teams are allowed to use two special development tokens to choose particular parts of the car that they want to improve.

More fundamental parts of the car will use up both tokens, while smaller areas will use just one.

Read Also:

With Max Verstappen having admitted recently that there were ‘weaknesses’ in the car that would be addressed for next year, the team has hinted at quite a big revamp.

Red Bull team boss Christian Horner explained that while there was a lot of carry-over, there was also going to be some fundamental work being done.

“I would say that of the RB16B...60 percent of the car is the 16,” he explained. “Like all cars, there is a large amount of carry-over of components for next year.

“We’ve got the basis of a decent car. I think we know where its weaknesses have been compared to our opponents, so that’s where we’re focusing our development over the winter.

“Mercedes will have an extremely strong package next year, there’s no doubt about that. But we’ve just got to use all the information and tools and data that we have to do the best job that we can.”

Although this year’s Red Bull has suffered from aerodynamic anomalies, Horner is optimistic that those difficulties can be ironed out even with the mechanical aspects of the car staying the same.

“I think a lot of the chassis stays the same, the suspension elements obviously stay the same, and gearbox is all carried over,” he said.

“It’s basically the clothes that it’s wearing will be different, which is obviously the aerodynamic surfaces.

“And of course, we go into a budget cap world as well next year, so the ability to develop is a lot more focused. It’s going to be a new challenge, a different challenge next year, but I think we have the basis of a decent car.

“I think you can see that the car generally has got closer and closer to Mercedes over the last few couple of months in particular. That’s been really encouraging.”

shares
comments

Related video

Wolff: Bottas has "unconditional support" from Mercedes

Previous article

Wolff: Bottas has "unconditional support" from Mercedes

Next article

Ferrari saddened to lose 'incredible' support from CEO Camilleri

Ferrari saddened to lose 'incredible' support from CEO Camilleri
Load comments

About this article

Series Formula 1
Teams Red Bull Racing
Author Jonathan Noble
The updates Williams hopes will lead to a point-scoring return Prime

The updates Williams hopes will lead to a point-scoring return

After producing a car which demonstrated progress but lacked the points to prove it last year, Williams starts its new era of team ownership with the FW43B, its bid to continue the climb up the Formula 1 grid in 2021

How Ferrari plans to recover from its 2020 F1 nightmare Prime

How Ferrari plans to recover from its 2020 F1 nightmare

The 2020 Formula 1 season was Ferrari's worst for 40 years as it slumped to sixth in the standings. A repeat performance will not be acceptable for the proud Italian team, which has adopted a notably pragmatic approach to forging its path back to the top

Formula 1
Mar 4, 2021
Why Aston Martin’s arrival is more than just new green livery Prime

Why Aston Martin’s arrival is more than just new green livery

In the most eagerly anticipated Formula 1 team launch of the season, the rebranded Aston Martin squad’s changes go much further than the striking paint job. But rather than a restart, the team hopes to build on top of solid foundations.

Formula 1
Mar 3, 2021
The car Aston Martin begins its new F1 journey with Prime

The car Aston Martin begins its new F1 journey with

The team formerly known as Racing Point gambled successfully on a Mercedes look-alike in 2020 as it mounted a strong challenge for third in the constructors' race and won the Sakhir GP. Now clothed in British racing green, Aston Martin's first Formula 1 challenger since 1960 provides the clearest indicator yet of what to expect from the new-for-2021 regulations

Formula 1
Mar 3, 2021
The tricky driver conundrums facing Mercedes in F1 2021 Prime

The tricky driver conundrums facing Mercedes in F1 2021

Ahead of the new Formula 1 season, reigning world champions Mercedes will take on challenges both old and new. This also can be said for its driver conundrum which could become key to sustaining its ongoing success...

Formula 1
Mar 2, 2021
How Alpine's cure to 2021 F1 rules starts at the front Prime

How Alpine's cure to 2021 F1 rules starts at the front

A new name, new faces and new colours pulls the rebranded Alpine Formula 1 team into a new era while carrying over core elements of its 2020 car. But under the surface there's more than meets the eye with the A521 which hints at how the team will tackle 2021...

Formula 1
Mar 2, 2021
Can Mercedes' W12 retain the team's crown? Prime

Can Mercedes' W12 retain the team's crown?

Replacing Formula 1's fastest car was never going to be an easy feat for Mercedes. Amid the technical rule tweaks to peg back the W12 and its 2021 rivals, the new Mercedes challenger will remain the target to beat

Formula 1
Mar 2, 2021
The pointed note that starts Ferrari's Leclerc vs Sainz era Prime

The pointed note that starts Ferrari's Leclerc vs Sainz era

Ferrari is starting its post-Sebastian Vettel age by welcoming Carlos Sainz in alongside Charles Leclerc. But while Sainz has a tough challenge to match his new teammate, Ferrari is also sending a message that previous intra-team spats must end

Formula 1
Mar 2, 2021