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The new rear wing Red Bull hopes will defeat McLaren

Red Bull has introduced a new rear wing for the Monaco Grand Prix. Paolo Filisetti, RacingNews365 technical expert, explains all the details of its newest upgrade.

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Red Bull, like all the teams, has adopted the maximum downforce configuration for the twisty Monaco track. 

In particular, it has equipped the RB20 with a new rear wing characterised by a flap with a wide incidence and also a wide chord, in such a way as to guarantee a high level of downforce on the rear axle. 

Traction, in fact, is one of the crucial elements on this track, which favours acceleration out of corners and precise entry into corners, not the pure speed. 

In detail, the new wing has sharp edges at the lateral ends with the function of extending the flap surface to the maximum, guaranteeing maximum load even if this causes a clear increase in drag. 

In fact, drag on this track is irrelevant, although it is correct to reiterate how, unlike in the past, for some years now the aerodynamic configurations have been decidedly less extreme, with the main profile often no longer characterised by an accentuated spoon, as instead it was in the past. 

Nevertheless, It is correct to reiterate that in Monaco the floor is capable of producing dramatically less downforce compared to the other tracks.

Check out the special rear wing in the drawing below!

Will it help defeat McLaren?

Red Bull will be hoping that its new rear wing keeps McLaren at bay, as the British outfit has been on a par in recent rounds. 

Max Verstappen enters the weekend knowing that he will eclipse Ayrton Senna's record for eight consecutive pole positions on Saturday, if he puts his RB20 on pole. 

Lando Norris, on paper, is his biggest competitor. The one thing Red Bull do not need this weekend is more of its secrets being discovered. 

This happened at the Circuit de Monaco 12 months ago, when Sergio Perez put his RB19 in the wall at Sainte Devote. 

As his car was lifted to safety, it exposed Red Bull's floors, which several photographs were taken of. 

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