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Red Bull's historical mistakes helping title charge

Red Bull's historical mistakes helping title charge

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Red Bull's historical mistakes helping title charge

Red Bull's historical mistakes helping title charge

Red Bull chief technical officer Adrian Newey believes mistakes made in 2020 have provided a launchpad for success this year.

The team had led the constructors' championship until the Hungarian Grand Prix before Sergio Perez and Max Verstappen were collected in the first corner carnage.

Dutchman Verstappen also surrendered his drivers' standings advantage to Lewis Hamilton but despite a difficult two races, Red Bull remains the favourites given its speed so far this campaign.

Speaking to the Talking Bull podcast, Newey suggested difficulties a year ago have played their part in the team's ability to challenge this term.

"Last year, at the start of the year there were some things on the car that in truth, we didn't fully understand in terms of the changes between the RB15 of 2019 and the 16 of '20," said Newey.

"It just shows that even though we have our wind tunnel programme and all the simulations and so forth that there are some things that we don't fully understand that can trip you up.

"That is what happened so it took us a bit of time to understand and get on top of those.

"As is so often the case when those things happen, you actually learn some things you wouldn't have done otherwise.

"It is almost that you can learn more from mistakes than you can from the good things so I think that stood us in good stead for what we did over the winter and to where we are now."

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