Ferrari Team Principal, Frederic Vasseur, firmly maintains that replicating Red Bull’s recently unveiled floor is an arduous task, deeming it “impossible” to bridge the gap to the leading contenders in the Formula 1 championship.
During a practice session for the Monaco Grand Prix, Ferrari Team Principal Reveals Why Red Bull’s Floor Design is a Game-Changer in Formula 1 Sergio Perez’s crash necessitated the use of a crane to remove the RB19 from the accident site, inadvertently revealing the intricate floor design that has significantly contributed to the dominance of the Milton Keynes-based team this season.
However, despite studying numerous photographs of the component, Vasseur explains that incorporating some of Red Bull’s solutions is no simple feat.
“I think that we all have a lot of pictures of the other cars,” Vasseur told the media,
“But then it’s quite difficult or even impossible to try to copy something because it’s more a global concept and you can’t copy just one part of the car.”
Red Bull’s ingenuity has garnered praise from Andrea Stella, the McLaren counterpart of Vasseur. Stella commends Red Bull’s innovative approach and emphasizes that a glimpse at their advanced floor design solidifies their position as the team to beat, having triumphed in all six races this season.
“I personally spent some time [looking at the floor], but the 100 aerodynamicists at McLaren will be spending a little bit more time,” said Stella.
“It’s very interesting indeed and also shows the complexity and the quality of their development. So to be honest, when I saw it, I said hats off to Red Bull, I can understand why they have this kind of performance.