Red Bull will bring a significant update for its RB18 on the final day of pre-season testing, Sergio Perez has revealed.
Perez told the official F1 website that Red Bull’s development schedule is “all according to plan” and the team will have new parts on the car “tomorrow.”
“I think it’s all visually easy to spot,” he added. “You will see it tomorrow.”
However the team is not planning to duplicate Mercedes ‘zero sidepod’ design. “No we’re not going that way,” he said. “I think everything should be there tomorrow and we are able to run it for the final day.”
“We have to focus on our stuff for now in this short time period of testing,” he added.
Team principal Christian Horner said the team’s priority is preparing for the opening race of the season, which takes place at the same track in one week’s time, when asked whether the RB18 will receive any significant updates over the remainder of the test.
“Obviously we’re preparing for the first race so there will be a few little bits and pieces that appear on the car as the week goes on,” he said. “But the main focus is on next weekend.”
“It’s been a reasonable test so far today,” said Horner at lunchtime. “The morning session is quite tricky because wind, sand, heat, that doesn’t have a great deal of relevance to the conditions we will be racing in next weekend.
“So there’s a lot of data gathering going on, but it’s been very, very useful and we’re racking up the laps and getting the data that we need.”
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