After updates to the Honda PU since the French Grand Prix, Red Bull has found 14 bhp by improving reliability.
Lewis Hamilton again spoke of how the Red Bull is faster on the straights by around two and half tenths, this could be attributed to this upgrade brought by Honda.
The regulations state that it is not possible to enhance the performance of the PU, “but every engineer knows that with improved reliability, sharper mappings can also be activated without damaging the drive,” says AMuS.
Moreover, Red Bull advisor, Dr. Helmut Marko, said the advantage in Styria will be more evident than in Le Castellet “due to our turbocharger”.
Dr. Marko added: ”He [Verstappen] was as fast on the hard tires as our opponents [Mercedes] on the softs”
Red Bull will hope to use the good result in qualifying to push on in the race.