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Red Bull expects new cars will be much faster on straights

MILTON KEYNES, ENGLAND – JANUARY 26: The Red Bull Racing RB18 is pictured during the Red Bull Racing RB18 launch at Red Bull Racing Factory on January 26, 2022 in Milton Keynes, England. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images). Credits: Red Bull Content Pool.

The Red Bull Racing technical director Pierre Wache states that the 2022 Formula 1 cars will be significantly quicker on the straights.

The new technical regulations will dramatically change the F1 cars. One of the modifications concerns the way how downforce is produced. Wache believes that it will make this year’s cars faster on the straights.

“What they wanted to do is clearly to create and generate the downforce from the ground compared to before – where it was generated by the ground but also mainly by the front wing, rear wing, and the bodywork,” he said.

“It will affect, for sure, the ride of the car, the mechanical grip, and the drag of the car.

“This generation of downforce is quite efficient, and this type of car should be a lot quicker on the straight at these levels of downforce.”

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