Ferrari has looked like the fastest car over a lap all Las Vegas GP weekend and just how obvious that was actually had the effect of increasing its advantage over Red Bull as Mark Hughes explains
Over the Las Vegas GP weekend, Ferrari appeared to have the fastest car, resulting in an increased advantage over Red Bull. The variability in Ferrari’s performance compared to Red Bull is due to the nature of their cars and their specific setups. The stiff suspension and narrow range of ride heights make it challenging to get the tires to work optimally. Additionally, the restrictive bodywork regulations and sensitive floors further contribute to the inflexible setup window. Each car has its own sweet spot for downforce levels and setup range. The Red Bull was designed to equalize the stresses on the front and rear axles, while Ferrari prioritizes low-speed performance with its power unit and aero map. This difference allows Ferrari to switch on the front tires more quickly, particularly during slow corner approaches.