Red Bull Racing’s new Formula 1 car, the RB20, reportedly failed its first crash test due to a structural weakness in the nose, but advisor Helmut Marko dismissed concerns, stating that the team is in a strong position and can afford to take risks in development.
‣ Red Bull’s new Formula 1 car, the RB20, reportedly failed its first crash test due to a structural weakness in the nose.
‣ Despite the failure, Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko dismissed concerns, stating that if the car had passed the first test, it would have indicated a poor job on their part.
‣ Marko believes that given Red Bull’s strong position, the team can afford to take bigger risks in developing the new car.
‣ Rumours also circulated about a failed crash test of the RB19 last year, suggesting that this may not be a significant issue for the team.
Whispers have been swirling about the RB20’s development. Apparently, it flunked its first crash test. This news was a punch in the gut for Red Bull Racing. But Helmut Marko? He’s brushing it off as pure baloney.
Red Bull and the RB20’s Crash Test Fail
Word on the street is that Red Bull’s latest F1 car didn’t ace the FIA’s initial crash test. The culprit? A structural flaw in the nose. This hiccup meant Adrian Newey and his tech crew had to roll up their sleeves and get back to work. Their mission? Make that part sturdier. Meanwhile, rival teams – Mercedes, Ferrari, McLaren – they reportedly sailed through the crash test.
When quizzed about the crash test outcome, Marko didn’t deny the RB20’s stumble. But this Austrian advisor thinks the fuss is overblown. “Absurd,” he scoffs. “If we’d breezed through the first crash test, that would’ve been the real issue. It would mean we’d messed up,” he tells F1-Insider.com.
So, according to Marko, the RB20’s gonna be just fine. Red Bull’s in a strong position. They can afford to gamble a bit with the new car’s development. And remember last year’s rumors about the RB19 failing its crash test? If that’s any indication, Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez‘s team shouldn’t lose any sleep over the RB20.