Revealed: Red Bull ‘taking inspiration from competitors’ with Singapore upgrades

Henry Valantine
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The FIA’s upgrade ‘show and tell’ document has landed for the Singapore Grand Prix, and Red Bull have revealed they have been “taking inspiration” from their rivals with a new rear wing upgrade.

The new rear wing is one of two upgrades brought to the RB19 this weekend, with Red Bull also adding a new floor edge to the car as they look to consolidate their advantage further around Marina Bay.

In the descriptions of the upgrades the teams have to submit prior to the race, Red Bull wrote: “Taking inspiration from competitor designs, the end of the flap element has a revised curl to the endplate which offered more local load for this element for this particular upper wing design.”

Red Bull inspired by others, McLaren and AlphaTauri have massive overhauls

Elsewhere on the grid, AlphaTauri’s planned overhaul to their car has been actioned with a significant list of upgrades brought to the AT04, with a significant floor upgrade, along with a new diffuser, reshaped sidepod inlet, modified bodywork/engine cover, adjusted rear suspension, a new rear corner and even upgraded mirrors.

The team sit bottom of the Constructors’ standings heading into the final third of the season, so every performance gain will count in Singapore and beyond.

Another huge list of upgrades has been brought to McLaren, with Lando Norris able to use them this weekend before being applied to Oscar Piastri’s car next time in Japan.

Only the beam wing is a circuit-specific change for McLaren, with Norris receiving an updated Halo, sidepod inlet shape, front and rear wing endplate, floor, rear suspension, engine cover and revised rear brake ducts. recommends

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Others have upgrades in Singapore as well, with Ferrari bringing a new front wing flap, Mercedes adding new front brake ducts to the W14, and Alpine bringing a new beam wing, cooling louvres and adjusted sidepod inlets as well.

Alfa Romeo promised significant changes to their car in the wake of confirming Zhou Guanyu will be staying with them next season, and they have new floor and diffuser upgrades, along with updated front wing flaps and rear brake ducts with them in Singapore.

Aston Martin have a sole upgrade in rear corner deflectors, while Williams have just the one upgrade in a front wing gurney flap and Haas have elected to not bring any further updates to the VF-23 this time around.

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