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Belgian GP F1 2022: The change in the chassis that Red Bull would have in Spa and that worries Ferrari

Pthat to 80 points that Max Verstappen has an advantage in the World Cup of pilots regarding Charles Leclerc and the 97 that Red Bull takes to Ferr


Pthat to 80 points that Max Verstappen has an advantage in the World Cup of pilots regarding Charles Leclerc and the 97 that Red Bull takes to Ferrari in the constructors Adrian Newey and his technical team have decided to give a last blow of effect in the current F1 season. after 13 tests racing a car that was about 8 kilos above 798 kg, that marks the regulation as the minimum weight of these single-seaters 2022, those of Milton Keynes They have finally received their lightened chassis this weekend.

It was originally planned for Singapore (October 2), but according to various sources in the paddock, both Max and Checo Prez have had the new monocoque, approved with its corresponding crash test, in Free Practice 1 and 2 of the Belgian Grand Prix.

It is estimated that the RB18 was about 8 kilos above the minimum weight of 798 kilos indicated and only Mercedes was in a similar situation. The rest, like McLaren, Haas, Aston Martin and Williams, plus Ferrari are over 3 kilos overweight, while Alpine and Alfa Romeo were already bordering on the ‘ideal’ weight.

Czech Prez, at the 2022 Belgian GP / Red Bull Racing

four kilos less

Thus, in Red Bull they lose four and are placed in figures very close to Ferrari, about 802 kilos. The account is not difficult to consider, if with four extra kilos Verstappen has endorsed 80 points to Leclerc, what awaits Alya Sainz in the 9 appointments that remain for the end of the course?

The difference of 0.8 seconds that Max achieved in Free Practice 2 over Leclerc It may begin to indicate that the hegemony of the F1-75 at one lap, where he has achieved 8 poles (7 from Chearles and 1 from Carlos) could be seriously compromised. The Dutchman has achieved 3 and Czech 1, with Russell (Hungary) completing the list of top positions for the season. This superiority of Ferrari could come to an end from now on.

The World Cup is very outlined, if not virtually awarded to the current champion, but this new chassis, which serves as the basis for the 2023 car and supposes a saving in the account of the budget of the next campaign, has sown concern in the Ferrari ranks. They are convinced that Red Bull already mounted it on Friday, although from the Austrian team a deathly silence is kept.