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Red Bull chiefs ease F1 overtaking concerns

2017-02-20 22:14
Max Verstappen (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Prominent members of the Red Bull technical team believe the new aerodynamic regulations could lead to more overtaking opportunities.

There is concern that the 2017 season will be remembered for a lack of wheel-to-wheel action as F1 tries to attract a new generation of fans with faster and better-looking cars.

However, Red Bull believe the additional aerodynamic performance does not necessarily mean that overtaking will become more difficult.

"The 2017 car will be clearly a more aggressive car in terms of looks - it will be wider, it looks [a] more muscle car, with bigger tyres," said Pierre Wache, Red Bull's chief engineer of performance.

"One of the aspects by having a car wider, you could argue that it could be more difficult to overtake.

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