Red Bull's plan is to introduce a 'double diffuser' by next month's Monaco grand prix, designer Adrian Newey and racing advisor Helmut Marko have confirmed.

Red Bull's plan is to introduce a 'double diffuser' by next month's Monaco grand prix, designer Adrian Newey and racing advisor Helmut Marko have confirmed.

"Adrian is working hard. If all goes to plan, our car will be ready (with a new diffuser) for Monte Carlo," Marko told the Italian newspaper La Stampa.

Many teams are pushing to introduce the concept earlier than Monaco, including Renault and McLaren, who already had early versions running in Shanghai last weekend.

Ferrari is heading for a Barcelona debut, while BMW is in a similar position to Red Bull in needing to substantially revise the rear of the car to accommodate a double diffuser.

"Given the design of RB5, it's not the easiest task getting it to fit the car," said Newey. "The unique feature of the Red Bull cars is the pull-rod rear suspension, which is a good solution when you don't have a double diffuser.

"Getting it to work with the diffuser will be more difficult. It will certainly involve a lot of work. We won't have a double diffuser before Monaco," the Briton confirmed.

 

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