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Giorgio Piola's F1 technical analysis
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Giorgio Piola's F1 technical analysis

Piola's picks: Red Bull's urgent upgrade and teams' DRS tricks

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Piola's picks: Red Bull's urgent upgrade and teams' DRS tricks
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Mar 21, 2019, 8:12 PM

Giorgio Piola starts his selection of the most intriguing Formula 1 tech updates from the Australian Grand Prix with a look at the upgrade Red Bull brought forward by a month, and how teams are changing DRS actuators to make the most of the new 2019 rules

In the first round of the season, the expected competitive order of this year's Formula 1 season was somewhat shuffled up: Mercedes blitzed to a one-two finish, Ferrari endured a nightmarish weekend and Red Bull kicked off its new relationship with Honda with a podium.

After setting modest times in testing, Red Bull threw a raft of new parts at its RB15 challenger in Australia to wade into the title fight - accelerating its development by bringing forward an update that had been earmarked for round three in China.

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