The 2023 F1 season has been dominated by Red Bull and Max Verstappen, who grabbed his eighth victory out of the ten opening races at the British Grand Prix. He revealed after the race in Silverstone that his Austrian team is gearing up to introduce enhancements to their formidable RB19 for the next outing in Hungary at the end of this week. These upgrades, according to sources, could potentially quicken the car by an impressive two-tenths.
In a video shared by Auto Motor und Sport, they explain that fans can expect a fresh look for the RB19, with the sidepods and the bodywork undergoing significant redesigns. This leap forward isn’t necessarily required, given their already dominant performance, but it will likely cement their supremacy further.
Red Bull is leading the constructors’ championship, after winning all ten races of the season so far, with 411 points. Currently in second position is Mercedes with 203 points ahead of Aston Martin in third with 181 points.
Max Verstappen obviously leads the drivers’ standings with an incredible 255 points, a 99 point lead on his Red Bull teammate Sergio Perez who is sitting in second position with 156 points. Two-time champion Fernando Alonso and seven-time champion Lewis Hamilton are currently in third and fourth place with 137 and 121 points, respectively.
The other teams will be hoping the insight from Auto Motor und Sport is not true as they continue to bring upgrades to try and close the gap to the team. However, it will become clear at the Hungarian Grand Prix weekend which is set to kick off on Friday 21st July.