Red Bull has caused Max Verstappen to be concerned, as this could give Lewis Hamilton the upper hand.


Max Verstappen is concerned that Red Bull will give Lewis Hamilton an advantage.

RED BULL has expressed concern about their 2022 car, which could jeopardize Max Verstappen’s ability to defend his championship against Lewis Hamilton.

With Red Bull revealing performance issues ahead of 2022, Max Verstappen’s title defense could be difficult.

Verstappen won his first world title in dramatic and contentious circumstances at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, where he and title rival Lewis Hamilton were tied on points heading into the season finale at the Yas Marina Circuit.

On the final lap of the season, the Dutchman passed the seven-time world champion, who had dominated for much of the race, as a late Safety Car and tyre change swung momentum in his favor.

Mercedes’ rage was directed primarily at FIA race director Michael Masi, who initially refused to allow cars to unlap themselves, as is customary, only to change his mind to allow Hamilton and Verstappen to compete in the final lap.

Looking ahead to 2022, it appears that world champion Verstappen and Hamilton will be the main characters once more, but there are a few surprises in store.

While Red Bull and Mercedes remain the favorites to get ahead of the new regulations, the changes may cause the grid order to shift, allowing a contender to emerge from the shadows.

The regulations were supposed to be in place for the 2021 season, but due to Covid, they were pushed back a year.

These rules are intended to reduce ‘following car distance’ by removing the ‘dirty air’ that leading cars leave in their wake, which makes overtaking more difficult due to turbulent air flow.

Despite the fact that the powertrains will remain largely unchanged, sidepods, airboxes, brake ducts, underbodies, and both front and rear wings will be redesigned.

The addition of 18-inch wheels will have a significant visual and technical impact on the vehicles.

F1 cars will also use a new ‘E10’ fuel, which contains 10% ethanol and 90% fossil fuels.

This increase is affecting horsepower and, as a result, performance, which is frustrating many engineers in the paddock, despite the fact that Ferrari and Alpine have reportedly resolved the issue.

In this regard, Honda, Red Bull’s engine supplier, is lagging behind the two teams, with power reportedly lower than in 2021.

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