Charles Leclerc is still leading the stand for this year’s World Cup. In the last two races in Miami and Imola, however, he had to concede the defeat of his biggest rival, world champion Max Verstappen. The car update has now been announced for the Barcelona race in a week’s time. Not just about aerodynamics, but also about weight, like «Total vehicles»Reported.
Bolide should be three kilograms lighter. This is to achieve a minimum weight of 798 kg. The dye should make 700 grams of this. But don’t worry: It’s not about the iconic red color, but about the clear coat of the plug. Visually, not much will change – at least not at first glance. Depending on the brightness of the sun, the car may glow slightly.
But what is 700 grams in this ratio anyway? It is approximately two to three hundred seconds, that is, a good 1.5 seconds for the whole race – a mini saver. But seasonal races have shown that 1.5 seconds could play a role in pitfalls. How strong the effects will be remains to be seen. The first period of practice in the Spanish GP is Friday.