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Aston Martin: Mercedes losing 30s to Red Bull shows F1 rules hurt low-rake cars

The Silverstone-based outfit favours a low-rake concept and claims it has suffered more than most of its rivals as a result of the aerodynamic regulations introduced for 2021. Mercedes also runs a lower rake in contrast to the likes of Red Bull, which has opted for a high-rake philosophy for many years. And Aston Martin team boss Otmar Szafnauer argues the impact of the changes can be seen in how close Red Bull is to Mercedes this year compared to 2020. “If you just look at the last race, without the [final] pit stops for Mercedes, for example, I think Lewis was 34 seconds ahead of Max at last year’s Portimao,” Szafnauer said. “Had they not had the pit stops at the end to try to...
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