'Ferrari wants to lose more weight by removing paint off the car'

12-05-2022 20:44 | Updated: 13-05-2022 08:23
by GPblog.com
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'Ferrari wants to lose more weight by removing paint off the car'

Mattia Binotto revealed earlier this week that Ferrari will travel to Barcelona with a new package of updates for the Spanish Grand Prix. In addition, the F1-75 will also be a few kilos lighter.

The Italian branch of Motorsport.com reports that Ferrari will scrap paint from the car to reduce weight. Removing the paint could yield a weight loss of 700 grams, reaching the planned three kilograms.

The Ferrari already has the lightest paint on the grid, but the team can save even more weight by removing the clear paint that gives the red car a sheen. Since the introduction of the new regulations, teams have been doing everything they can to comply with the rules around weight, often going to extremes. For example, Williams also previously scraped paint off the car to save weight.

The Red Bull is getting lighter too

The Red Bull of Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez will also be a few kilograms lighter in Barcelona. The new parts of the RB18 would make the car about three to five kilograms lighter.

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