Racing Point introduced an important update package for the Tuscan Grand Prix at Mugello. The package was only fitted to Lance Stroll’s RP20, while Sergio Perez will have to wait until the next race in Russia.
The most noticeable update is to the sidepod. The packaging is much tighter now, following the shape of the radiators, allowing more airflow to reach the rear of the car.
Racing Point’s RP20 has drawn criticism for its similar appearance to last year’s Mercedes W10, and the latest update goes a step further, by taking inspiration from this year’s Mercedes W11.
The new radiator inlets have also been revised and appear almost identical to those on the W11, with a much larger opening with a very flat top (see below image with Perez inset).
Also modified are the much talked about brake ducts, which again are now very similar to those on the Mercedes W11, having been directly copied from last year’s W10. It is no coincidence that after the closing of the ‘copygate’ scandal that Racing Point has introduced many new updates to its RP20 that bare a resemblance to the Mercedes.