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Mercedes can contend again after improvements, says Red Bull boss Christian Horner

Red Bull F1 team’s Horner believes Mercedes could turn out to be a title contender this season after certain upgrades. In the face of a pessimistic outlook for Mercedes F1 team this season ahead of Spanish Grand Prix with Mercedes driver George Russel hovering at number 4 with 59 points in the race of driver’s championship title, 45 points behind table leader Charles Leclerc, it appears highly unlikely for the F1 team to turn around, specially, when their star-driver Lewis Hamilton has been struggling for form.
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Red Bull concerned Aston Martin have compromised IP with controversial new car, says Christian Horner

Christian Horner says that Red Bull are determined to get to the bottom of Aston Martin’s controversial new car design, after accusations of copying emerged ahead of the Spanish Grand Prix this weekend.Aston Martin arrived at the Spanish Grand Prix with a series of upgrades to its AMR22 which have completely revamped its design. The sidepod, halo, front and rear wings, and engine cover of the Aston Martin have been completely revised in a way which means they now bear an uncanny resemblance to Red Bull’s RB18, which has won three of the opening five races of the season.The Silverstone-based...

Max Verstappen vs Charles Leclerc ‘could go all the way’, admits Christian Horner

Team principal for Red Bull Racing, Christian Horner, feels the race for the Formula One championship will be another year-long struggle between the early top two - though had hoped for a pressure-free year of Max Verstappen retaining his title.After the scintillating and controversial nature of his win over Lewis Hamilton last year, Verstappen and Red Bull would have been confident of another strong campaign, while also hoping the likes of Mercedes fell away while getting to grips with the new car designs and regulations.That has certainly happened - but in their place, Ferrari have emerged as credible challengers and...

Christian Horner admits Ferrari tensions will ‘inevitably’ boil over

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner says his team’s tension with rivals Ferrari will “inevitably” boil over this season.Horner’s team are the defending champions after Max Verstappen won the world title in 2021. But he is not yet top of the driver standing’s with Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc leading the way after five races this season. The pair have had thrilling battles on track but it has not transformed into the fractured relationship Verstappen had with his rival in the last campaign, Lewis Hamilton.The Dutchman and Hamilton crashed on multiple occasions, including at Silverstone and Monza, and Horner says the rivalry...

Christian Horner dismisses Red Bull ‘fragility’ fears after Max Verstappen win in Miami

Red Bull boss Christian Horner has dismissed the “fragility” of his team’s car following Max Verstappen’s win at the Miami Grand Prix.The team have face reliability issues this season with Verstappen not finishing two races and his teammate Sergio Perez having to retire in one too. But after Verstappen managed to overtake Charles Leclerc in Miami and hold him off to take the win, Horner says the issues are being ironed out.“I don’t think the car is particularly fragile. I think there have been niggly things that you would normally have seen in pre-season testing that have only reared their...

‘That’s news to me!’ Christian Horner reacts to Fernando Alonso rumours

Christian Horner has insisted that Red Bull are “happy with the drivers we’ve got” after rumours that Fernando Alonso was pushing for a move to the team. Former Formula 1 driver Karun Chandhok suggested during Sky Sports’ coverage of the Miami Grand Prix that Alonso would be keen to join Max Verstappen and would be prepared to play second fiddle to the reigning world champion.The Spaniard, who won back-to-back world titles in 2005 and 2006, is out of contract at Alpine at the conclusion of the 2022 season, and has also been linked with a potential vacant seat at...

F1 News: Christian Horner Believes Max Verstappen Is A Better Driver Than Lewis Hamilton – “Nobody Will Reach His Level”

Red Bull chief Christian Horner has admitted that he believes his driver Max Verstappen is a better driver than 7-time world champion Lewis Hamilton after now-teammate George Russell used his car last season to great success. Lewis Hamilton had to miss the Sakhir Grand Prix during 2021 because he caught COVID-19. The then-Williams driver Russell […] The post F1 News: Christian Horner Believes Max Verstappen Is A Better Driver Than Lewis Hamilton – “Nobody Will Reach His Level” appeared first on Grand Tour Nation.

Imola one of Red Bull’s best F1 results, says Christian Horner

Branding the one-two finish at Emilia Romagna GP as one of the finest performances of Red Bull, Christian Horner had hailed his team’s performance at Imola. In factuality, Red Bull came into the Imola with sheer uncertainty after having been met with unfortunate incidences over past two out of three F1 events, where title defender Verstappen had to retire twice on closing laps from No 2 due to glitches on his car.

Christian Horner tips Lewis Hamilton to become ‘factor’ in F1 despite struggles

Red Bull’s team principal Christian Horner says Lewis Hamilton will become a “factor” in the title race despite the star’s struggles in the 2022 season.Hamilton has only been on the podium once this season and finished 13th at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix last Sunday. This has been down to issues the British driver is having with the car. Porpoising has seen Mercedes boss Toto Wolff call the car “undrivable”.But for all his struggles, Horner is still wary of the threat Hamilton could cause.“He obviously had a horrible weekend but he is still an eight-time world champion... seven-time! I...