A number of Formula 1 teams have arrived at the Hungarian Grand Prix with upgrades, but attention is largely on Red Bull, who is fitting a number of new parts despite its advantage at the head of the field.

The energy drink-backed squad has secured all 10 race wins on offer so far this year, with Max Verstappen holding a sizeable championship lead over team-mate Sergio Perez.

Speaking on Thursday, Verstappen said that the upgrades were to “mainly help in the corners”.

The front brake duct exits have been enlarged, which will help the car cope with the greater brake energy around the Hungaroring.

Similarly, the rear brake duct exits have been augmented to improve cooling with additional winglets added to boost performance.

However, a lot of attention has been drawn to the sidepod inlet of the car, which is broader and shallower than the previous iteration.

Red Bull says that the change will improve cooling efficiency around the track, with the design working in tangent with a revised engine cover, which also serves to enhance cooling.

In addition, its floor has undergone changes to the edges of the component, which have been carried out to work smoothly with the revised sidepod.

Its sister team, AlphaTauri, is also in the limelight this weekend following the return of Daniel Ricciardo, who has replaced Nyck de Vries.

A number of new parts have been brought to the event, including the front wing, with the central elements of the component raised.

The nose of the car has also been raised, the floor body has been made wider and the rear wing flap tips have been modified to boost downforce.

Following a difficult round last time out at Silverstone, Ferrari has arrived in Hungary with a revised front wing to improve downforce around the tight Hungaroring track.

Aston Martin is also looking to bounce back from a challenging round and has brought a new engine cover with a larger exit area to Hungary to improve cooling.

Mercedes, who is looking to keep a hold of second place in the Constructors’ Championship, has a new front wing endplate and rear wing at the circuit.

The Brackley-based squad has also reduced the camber of his front suspension which has resulted in increased floor load.

Alpine, who announced a managerial reshuffle on Thursday, has a bigger front wing flap fitted to the car for the weekend after it made its debut at Silverstone two weeks ago.

Finally, Haas has modified the outboard area of its floor body.

McLaren, Alfa Romeo and Williams have not listed any upgrades for the race weekend.

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