Piola's picks: Red Bull's urgent upgrade and teams' DRS tricks

Piola's picks: Red Bull's urgent upgrade and teams' DRS tricks

Giorgio Piola starts his selection of the most intriguing Formula 1 tech updates from the Australian Grand Prix with a look at the upgrade Red Bull brought forward by a month, and how teams are changing DRS actuators to make the most of the new 2019 rules

In the first round of the season, the expected competitive order of this year's Formula 1 season was somewhat shuffled up: Mercedes blitzed to a one-two finish, Ferrari endured a nightmarish weekend and Red Bull kicked off its new relationship with Honda with a podium.

After setting modest times in testing, Red Bull threw a raft of new parts at its RB15 challenger in Australia to wade into the title fight - accelerating its development by bringing forward an update that had been earmarked for round three in China.

To continue reading this feature...

You must have an AUTOSPORT+ subscription. Prices start from just $1.50 per week and give you full unrestriced access to all news and features. View package options? Magazine subscriber?


from just $1.50 per week

  • Get unlimited access to AUTOSPORT with news and views from the paddock
  • Enjoy AUTOSPORT+: subscriber-only analysis, comment and top-quality pictures
  • Explore every F1 stat in the world’s best motorsport database

Pay as you go

Read this feature right now for just