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Red Bull Racing

Red Bull upgrade plan not set in stone

The team is not yet done with development on their dominant RB19.

Red Bull Chief Engineer Paul Monaghan has insisted the team is "prepared to react" with updates to the RB19 if they are needed in the second half of the Formula 1 season.

While the team has been a dominant force throughout the first half of the season, rivals behind have been locked in a close development battle as they attempt to close the gap.

Aston Martin came closest to challenging Red Bull for a win at Monaco, having achieved six podiums out of the first 12 races. Mercedes - which has assumed second in the Constructors' standings - and Ferrari are bringing constant developments, while McLaren has also entered the battle for podiums.

Red Bull brought an update package for the RB19 to Hungary as the Milton Keynes-based outfit begins to switch focus to next year's car.

But Monaghan did not rule out Red Bull bringing more updates when speaking to media, including RacingNews365: "I think we'll have to see how the coming races pan out and see what our opposition do, [but] there will be other changes to RB19 through the season."

Monaghan: Red Bull must be 'prepared to react'

"I think we've had to be prepared to react, but I'm not going to say now that we will or won't," added Monaghan.

"The end goal is the two championships and our most efficient way to navigate is what we will see and everybody else wants to do well on that pathway, so it's not solely in our control.

"It's not as if you can suddenly say 'Oh, I need some more downforce' or 'I need a more efficient car' - it's not something you can sort of pull out of Gringotts or something.

"We'll stay on our pathway. If we need to react this year, then there may be scope to do so. But at the moment, we've got a pathway and we're going to follow it."


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