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Red Bull addresses concerns over lack of spare parts

Red Bull has updated RacingNews365 on its spare parts situation, after Dr Helmut Marko comments suggested Sergio Perez's recent incidents pose an issue for the team.

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Red Bull has issued an update on its spare parts situation, after comments by Dr Helmut Marko suggested the team could face a shortage.

Following the Monaco Grand Prix, and Sergio Perez's huge first lap crash, the 81-year-old said that if faced with another collision, there may not be a comprehensive suite of parts available for both of Red Bull's cars.

Two weeks later, in Montreal, Perez suffered another accident, spinning at Turn 6 and into retirement at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve - with extensive damage to the rear of the car.

This prompted RacingNews365 to follow up with the team, asking if Marko's comments were accurate, and whether the Milton Keynes-based squad faced a paucity of parts. However, Red Bull has confirmed this is not the case, and it will not be affected at the Spanish Grand Prix.

“Both cars can field the same specifications of parts if selected for the Spanish GP,” the constructors' champions confirmed to RacingNews365.

The wording of the statement also provides important context. Across its range of parts designed and produced for different circuit types, Red Bull will have all available for both RB20s. 

This news will allay concerns for Red Bull fans, who will be hoping to see the team return to more dominant form at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, after a run of relatively lean performances - which still include two Max Verstappen wins in the past four races.

However, the manner in which the Dutchman is taking victory has changed. He has been ran close by McLaren's Lando Norris in both cases, at the Emilia Romagna and Canadian Grand Prix respectively.

With F1 heading back to a more conventional, aerodynamic-centric venue, the RB20's kerb-riding issues will be mitigated, and should thus allow Red Bull to be the team to beat - which it has not necessarily been of late.

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