Red Bull has said in a statement that they have “not fully solved” the problems with the DRS valve. The problem would no longer arise with Sergio Perez’s car, but for Max Verstappen it should be ‘under control’ before qualifying.
Red Bull has been struggling with rear wing problems for a long time. In Mexico and Brazil, the mechanics were regularly working hard on the DRS valve of both cars. This valve flutters firmly back and forth, especially at high speed. Also this weekend in Qatar, the slow motions clearly show that it moves much more than the DRS valves of the other teams.
Before the third free practice session on the Losail International Circuit started, the rear wing of both cars was again heavily worked on. Max Verstappen had to wait a long time before he could go on track, Sergio Pérez had to wait a little less.
Red Bull has good news for qualifying in Qatar, but also some less good news. “We have improved the situation, but we have not yet fully resolved it,” they said in a statement BBC know. “We need to do some more work. It doesn’t seem to be a problem with Checo’s car, but we’ll have it under control for qualifying,” they assure.