Alone: The vacuum is not due to a problem from engine partner Honda. Background: The petrol system consists partly of standard parts. Bosch builds the high-pressure fuel pump and fuel lines and Magneti Marelli the so-called primer fuel pump.
One thing is certain: Red Bull was also able to take positive aspects from the zero-point performance in the first race of the season. Marko: “Basically we were fast enough. We just couldn’t tap into our potential at the decisive moment. We will be back in full force in Saudi Arabia and fighting for victory.”
But is it really that simple? ABMS learned from those around Red Bull: Ferrari has a decisive advantage when it comes to engines. “They don’t just have a small lead, but a very large one,” it says. It is believed that the Ferrari engine could even bring an advantage of up to 0.4 seconds per lap. And the course in Jeddah consists mostly of straights.
It fits: Already in Bahrain, five of the six cars powered by Ferrari engines were able to finish in the top ten and thus in the points. The thesis of the new Ferrari monster engine is also supported by other information, as ABMS learned from those around the Alfa Romeo team.