Red Bull made a seven-degree mistake: ‘An unbelievable mistake’

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Marc Priestley couldn’t believe his ears when he heard that Max Verstappen‘s front wing was changed by seven degrees in the Turkish Grand Prix during a pit stop. The former Sky Sports analyst calls it an ”unbelievable mistake” by Red Bull Racing.

That’s what Priestley says in a new video on his YouTube account. “It’s an unbelievable mistake. Seven degrees is a huge difference. When changing the tyres, changes are often made to the front wing. However, we are usually talking about half a degree or a whole degree as a change. So it seems quite remarkable to end up with a seven degree difference.”

Marko explains error

Helmut Marko explained earlier how things could go so badly wrong during the pit stop at Istanbul Park. The Red Bull advisor then indicated that the screw thread for the adjustment of the front wing worked in the opposite direction to how this always happened before.

Even then, a seven degree miss seems particularly remarkable. According to Priestley, something could have gone wrong between the pit crew members or there was a technical defect. Adjustments to the front wing are always made with certain devices. In advance, this is always filled in with how many degrees something has to be changed on the front wing, so that both sides are equal. There is a chance that something went wrong there.


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