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TECH TUESDAY: How Red Bull extended their straight-line speed advantage over Ferrari in Baku

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Mark Hughes

As can be seen from the numbers in the table below, Red Bull’s spectacular performance in the DRS zones was again on display at Baku last weekend, where the RB19’s advantage over Ferrari was even greater than had been the case around the similar demands of Jeddah two races earlier.

At such tracks featuring so much flat-out running, teams are prepared to accept a reduction in the usual level of downforce as the concomitant reduction in drag is worth more lap time than is lost from the downforce reduction.

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