Lewis Hamilton benefits from new suspension as Red Bull bring upgrades

Red Bull have taken their second big upgrades package of the season to the Hungaroring this weekend.

Red Bull are introducing five new upgrades this weekend at the Hungarian Grand Prix, which are expected to improve the RB19 by at least two-tenths of a second.

The RB19 is set to look slightly different at the Hungaroring, with Red Bull having introduced their second big upgrades package of the season.

The first was introduced at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, where the Austrians claimed a 1-2 finish.

Red Bull’s most notable upgrade is their sidepods, which have been widened from the inlet extending to the rear suspension.

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Their new sidepod design is expected to improve cooling, whilst they’re also introducing enlarged front and rear brake duct exits.

It’s not just Red Bull who have been busy ahead of Hungary, as sister side AlphaTauri have also made extensive changes to the ATO4.

For Daniel Ricciardo’s first weekend with the team, the Australian will have the outfit’s new parts, which includes a new front wing.

As well as that, the Faenza-based team have modified their rear wing flap tips, whilst they’re also set to run a new floor.

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The hope amongst the backmarker team is that the new rear wing flap tips and floor will improve the AT04’s downforce, something which’ll likely be tested on Friday.

Ricciardo will be hopeful that the new parts can improve AlphaTauri’s performance, given that he’s joined the slowest team on the grid.

It was confirmed last Tuesday that the Aussie will be completing the remainder of the season for Red Bull’s sister team, following the sacking of rookie Nyck de Vries.

Mercedes and Ferrari are also introducing upgrades this weekend, in the hope of improved downforce.

Mercedes will be running new front suspension in Hungary, whilst they’ll also be using new front wing endplates and rear wing tips.

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Ferrari are set to use a front wing specific to the Hungaroring.

Several other teams are also introducing various new parts, with Aston Martin having fitted the AMR23 with a new engine cover.

Haas are set to use a new floor whilst Alpine have also made modifications to their front wing flaps, whilst McLaren, Williams and Alfa Romeo haven’t taken any upgrades to the Hungarian GP.