CEO and head of RB want the top of the midfield


April 2, 2024 09:57

RB (formerly AlphaTauri) celebrated Yuki Tsunoda’s seventh place in the Formula 1 Australian GP, ​​which placed the team in sixth place in the constructors’ world championship. The team’s CEO, Peter Bayer, highlighted the team’s effort to bring updates to the VCARB 01 car in Melbourne.

“It’s not just the points, it’s the position that matters,” Bayer told Autosport. “It is almost impossible to score if the top five teams have both cars in the scoring zone.”

Bayer recognized the hard work of RB engineers in Faenza to deliver the new aerodynamic package in time for the race. “It was a great relief for the team and an injection of motivation to move forward,” he added.

With the main teams from last season maintaining a wide advantage, teams like RB need to take advantage of their chances in the races to score points. Team principal Laurent Mekies believes inheriting sixth place in Australia is proof of the team’s competitiveness.

“That’s where we are right now,” Mekies said. “It probably reflects where we have been in every race so far, with our ups and downs. It’s a contest of development and perfect execution. This is how we grow, learn and I am very proud of the team’s performance with Yuki in Australia.”

However, Mekies stated that RB needs to remain focused, as the balance in the middle of the pack is brutal. “We need to work hard because this midfield is cruel. It’s a fight for tenths every race. Japan will be a new chance, and again, getting everything right by a few tenths can take you from P18 to P11,” he concluded.

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