Christian Horner

Horner does not ‘suspect’ Ferrari cheating

Christian Horner says Red Bull is not accusing Ferrari of cheating. Christian Horner says Red Bull is not accusing Ferrari of cheating. With Ferrari so fast on the straights this year, the Red Bull boss recently revealed that the Shell fuel being used by the Italian team in 2018 smells like fruit. “Suspect is the wrong word,” Speed Week quotes Horner as saying. “Obviously Ferrari is doing a very good job with its engine, and the effect of the fuel cannot be underestimated. “Our own partner ExxonMobil is making impressive strides to find more power with Honda. It is a particularly interesting development area,” Horner added. Ferrari team boss Mattia Binotto plays down the team’s advantage. “If you look at the speed of the Mercedes, I think they are ...

Red Bull to get new Honda engine in Baku

Just a few races into the long 2019 season, Honda is already preparing to introduce an upgrade for its engine. Just a few races into the long 2019 season, Honda is already preparing to introduce an upgrade for its engine. De Telegraaf, a Dutch newspaper, says the more powerful Honda engine will be used by Red Bull in Baku next weekend. Team official Dr Helmut Marko said the upgrade was originally planned for the sixth race in Monaco. “Good news from Honda. For Baku, we’ll get 20 more horses,” he announced. Red Bull-Honda started the year hoping to compete with Mercedes and Ferrari, but while happy with the engine have admitted to “aerodynamic problems”. Team boss Christian Horner is also looking forward to the Baku upgrade. “Honda is making progress on t...

No more race victory target in 2019 – Horner

After three races in 2019, Red Bull no longer has a target for the number of race wins. After three races in 2019, Red Bull no longer has a target for the number of race wins. Prior to the season, buoyed by the promise of the new works Red Bull-Honda pairing, Dr Helmut Marko said he wanted five victories before the season finale in December. “We all know that Helmut is an optimist,” team boss Christian Horner smiled in China. “The truth is that we have no target for the number of wins. Our goal is to reduce the gap to the leaders,” he said. Horner was speaking after both he and Marko acknowledged that Red Bull currently has an “aerodynamic problem”, although things looked better in China. “At the moment the maximum we can do is score points,”...

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