Formula 1

Video: Why Red Bull can’t copy Mercedes’ DAS

24th Mar '20
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The delay to the start of the Formula 1 season means Mercedes potentially loses an advantage from its DAS innovation, which broke cover during testing.

Rival teams were expecting to have their own versions of the system ready by the start of the European season in May. But with the first eight races now being called off, and F1 predicting a “summer” start to the campaign, any team that wants to develop its own DAS will be able to have it ready for the season-opener.

But Red Bull will not be one of those teams. In our latest video, Mark Hughes joins Edd Straw to explain why Red Bull’s 2020 design does not allow it to add the system to its car.

Perhaps that explains why it was expected to protest Mercedes if the Australian Grand Prix had gone ahead?


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