After several series of bankruptcies, Ferrari was able to win at Red Bull’s home track last weekend. A new rear wing is said to have contributed to the success.
Victory thanks to new rear wing? Ferrari also owes Charles Leclerc’s victory at the Austrian Grand Prix to his new rear wing. “In terms of speed on the straights, we undoubtedly had a disadvantage compared to Red Bull,” reports Ferrari team boss Mattia Binotto after the race in Spielberg, according to “Motorsport-Magazin” with a view to the season so far. “We worked a lot on it and built new rear wings.”
Short, compact, clear
Use since Canada: The Red Bull Ring was not the first track on which the new wing was used. “We introduced the first of these at Charles’ Auto in Canada. Both cars have had this specification since the race in Great Britain,” says Binotto, who emphasizes that the Red Bull’s DRS in particular has recently worked better than that of the Scuderia.
Speed gap closed: With a view to Red Bull and the World Championship fight, the Scuderia team boss emphasizes: “We’ve closed the gap in terms of top speed. They may still have a small advantage, but it’s no longer decisive”. The difference can be done in the curves and Binotto sees success on his side.