Red Bull forced to switch to older parts following Gasly crash

01-03-2019 12:25
by Jake Williams-Smith
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Red Bull forced to switch to older parts following Gasly crash

Red Bull has been forced to switch out new 2019 parts for older specification ones following Pierre Gasly's big crash on the penultimate day of testing.

The Frenchman made a driver error with huge consequences, dipping his tyres onto the grass on the super-fast entry to turn nine of the Circuit de Catalunya and effectively totalled his RB15.

Red Bull mechanics worked overnight to get the car fixed for Max Verstappen to drive today however the team has had to fit older parts to the car due to a lack of spares available of the new part in question.

A new bargeboard design is no longer available to them following Gasly's crash. Verstappen has racked up the lowest number of laps of any team on the final day so far, reaching just 29 laps so far.

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