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Azerbaijan Grand Prix 2023

The updates that teams have brought to Baku

With the Azerbaijan Grand Prix weekend coming after a four-week gap between races, teams have been working feverishly to get updates on their 2023 cars in time for Baku.

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Championship leaders Red Bull are among several teams to have updated numerous aspects of their cars ahead of this weekend's Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

Despite their imperious start to 2023, the drinks-backed squad have come to Baku with updated sidepod inlets, engine covers and rear corners to the RB19, with all these upgrades being Baku-specific and centring on improving cooling on the long, flat-out sections of the street circuit.

The RB19 will also feature an updated floor edge and floor fences, with these upgrades set to remain on the car after Baku.

McLaren have brought the joint-biggest upgrade package to Baku, with the Woking squad looking to arrest their sluggish start to the season with a new floor and no fewer than five separate updates to the rear wing, aimed at reducing the MCL60's drag.

Struggling AlphaTauri are the other team to bring six updates to Baku, with the majority focused on reducing drag by altering the rear wing assembly.

Elsewhere, Alpine have five updates for Baku, centring on the front and rear wings and the suspension of the A523, while Mercedes' four Baku updates are focused on the rear wing endplate, front suspension and brake ducts.

Despite a below-par start to 2023, Ferrari have brought just one update to Azerbaijan, with the SF-23 set to debut a Baku-specific rear wing to help reduce drag and increase top speed.

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