Should Mercedes Be Wary of Albon’s Latest Update on 2022 Red Bull F1 Car?

Published 07/13/2021, 8:24 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Austrian Grand Prix – Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Styria, Austria – July 3, 2021 Red Bull’s Max Verstappen in action during qualifying REUTERS/Lisi Niesner


We aren’t even halfway through the 2021 season, and teams have already started working on their 2022 cars. One team, in particular, Red Bull, have been working harder than ever to make sure they hit the ground running once the new regulations set in.

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In a recent episode of the F1 Nation podcast, host Tom Clarkson and Damon Hill talk about what is happening at the Milton-Keynes and how they are preparing for the new season.

Albon helping Red Bull perfect their 2022 car

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Teams are already spending time and resources to develop next year’s car. Red Bull’s development driver Alex Albon has been doing the sim work for the car and is pleased with how well the car is performing.

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Tom Clarkson spoke to the Thai driver over the Goodwood event, and said, “Alex Albon was at Goodwood at the weekend, and he was saying he was doing a lot of sim work with the 2022 car and says it’s great to drive, the car is really nice to drive.

NUERBURG, GERMANY – Alexander Albon of Thailand and Red Bull Racing and Red Bull Racing Team Principal Christian Horner talk in the garage during qualifying ahead of the F1 Eifel Grand Prix at Nuerburgring in Nuerburg, Germany. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

“It’s not as quick, not just quick as what we’ve got now. But it’s got a really nice feel to it. So the combination of what Alex said to me at the weekend and seeing the car on Thursday – very excited. I am sure we will see Adrian Newey out there as well,” he concluded.

Adrian Newey has been working harder than ever

Speaking on the podcast, F1 Nation, Clarkson said, “Someone close to Adrian Newey, I am not gonna mention their name, said, ‘je is working harder now, than maybe he has ever worked.’

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Damon Hill, who worked alongside him at Williams, added, “Necessarily loves to win, he is a competitor. Adrian is a incredibly, intensely driven designer. He is just not a designer, he wants to win and he wants to be in a racing team doesn’t like been shown up. If he smells victory then he will work very hard.

“He has been going for a quite a long time now, he is racking up the championships. I don’t know but he is still motivated as ever.”

With so much hard work and determination seen by the Raging Bulls, do you think they will the edge over their rivals and dominate the grid in 2022? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.

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