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Head Red Bull Christian Horner said that he is determined to complete the fight with McLaren, a team that will use the same Renault engines.
Head Red Bull Christian Horner said that his team is ready to fight with McLaren, which is expected this year will return to the group leaders by Renault engines.Christian Horner "McLaren is a great team, and we look forward to fighting with them. But we have made significant progress, especially in the second half of last season, and I hope that this momentum will be continued in 2018.Rules are more or less the same, so there are many lessons we can learn from the development of the car in 2017".
Head Red Bull Christian Horner said that his pilots are happy with the new tires Gipersoft.Christian Horner "When we tested the tyres in Abu Dhabi, Max and Ricardo was pleased with the work of rubber. Although I think they still have a little work to understand their capabilities.I think that the work on the tests will have little effect on the understanding of the behaviour of rubber for different tracks. Only with experience on different types of tracks we will be able to draw the appropriate conclusions.It is too early to talk about the number of pit stops. By mid season everyone will be trying to bring the race to one stop. It would be ideal to spend the race with two or three stops so the Grand Prix would be spectacular".
Pilot Red Bull Daniel Riccardo said that not hold a grudge against the team and Christian Horner, who in the last races of the season-2017 provided the new engine only max Verstappen.Daniel ricciardo "I understand that my statements then were sharp. Horner came to me and said that no such comments he would like to see from their pilots. We talked with him and cleared the air. Moreover, the press got it all wrong, pulling words out of context.Horner said that the team equally applies to me and max. This is the most important thing I took away from that conversation. Max received an updated engine in the last few races, and it was the only thing that has gone beyond this relationship.But I'm not worried about it. If I was concerned, it would have voted on this issue".
Head Red Bull Christian Horner said that his team has several options with respect to the engine supplier in 2019.Christian Horner "we Have options with the engine for the season 2019. Before we never had a choice. We have time to evaluate the options and make a decision.If we talk about the Toro Rosso collaboration with Honda, this is a great option. We will monitor the progress of the team and the Japanese minders".Obviously, the options mentioned by Horner, is Renault and Honda.
Head Red Bull Christian Horner believes that Formula 1 needs to think about more highlights of the show to make it more attractive to different funders.Christian Horner "in Order to attract sponsors, you need to have an attractive product. If you do not have an attractive product, the sponsor comes. And so we have quite a lot of naked cars. We were able to attract brands due to the fact that they like our approach.20 years ago, the team received more profit. The machines were placed great brands. Look at pictures of all cars 1997 and the past. You will see that the difference in the quantity and quality involved in the activities of the companies is striking.We need to create a more attractive show to attract sponsors, which represent a huge value for the Formula-1".
Head Red Bull Christian Horner believes that working with Aston Martin will strengthen his team.Christian Horner "Our innovative partnership with Aston Martin was a pioneering project from day one. Conceived and created a remarkably successful Aston Martin Valkyrie in 2016, we have expanded our relationship this year and now looking forward to further strengthening the partnership. We are proud to represent the Aston Martin team Red Bull Racing in 2018.In addition, more than 100 employees Aston Martin will serve the new Center to increase efficiency at our base in Milton Keynes, and this will allow us to operate with Aston Martin on new projects.
Head Red Bull Christian Horner is sure that the fight between Daniel ricciardo and max Verstappen in the new season will be very dense.Christian Horner "Max has really upped their game, especially on Saturdays, and Daniel had to stick to this speed to go with him shoulder to shoulder.The gaps between them are often very small, and that's exactly what you want as a leader.The season was tough for us, but also to understand how to cope with it much better. He was older, he had been in difficult situations, so it was done quicker and easier. He had a great season. Some of his overtaking this year has been phenomenal".
Head Red Bull Christian Horner said that it was probably the worst season for his team.Christian Horner "for reliability, reliability of the engine, it was probably the worst year that we had the season in 2006, when we worked with Ferrari engines.Our partner for the supply of engines working hard to solve all problems this winter. They need it for their own team.Hopefully we can organize together to truly challenge Ferrari and Mercedes, who just will not stand for next year.
The contract of Daniel ricciardo with Red Bull expires at the end of next year, and the team is ready to extend it already, but the Australian is in no hurry to put his signature under the papers.Christian Horner, head of Red Bull "Behind a difficult season, and now we don't really want to deal with contracts. But in the beginning of next year, when will understand, what can we expect from our machine, we will try to extend the contract with Riccardo before the end of 2020.If anything, we have replacement options. We have invested heavily in the youth program, and we have talented pilots".We will remind that the contract with max Verstappen extended until the end of 2020.
Head Red Bull Christian Horner agreed with the team model, where both pilots may equally push each other to higher results.Recall that during the domination of Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull all the resources and power were thrown to the aid of the only German pilot.Christian Horner "I like that our pilots are roughly equal in speed. They alternately ahead of each other, pushing to higher results.Last season both drivers did a great job. Both pilots went on to the next level, stepping over difficult times. I think next year they will fight for the victory".
Head Red Bull Christian Horner believes that e-sports need to maintain and develop.Christian Horner "It's very important. The number of people involved in eSports on a global scale is just tremendous. For example, Max Verstappen, if he isn't in our simulator, then buy players in FIFA SonyPlaystation.This modern generation, today's young people is a key element. We only have to support their interests.Brand power Formula 1 allows us to come to many new markets, and eSports would be a logical step. New market is a new opportunity and a Testament to our desire to support the development of future technologies".
Head Red Bull Christian Horner believes that Liberty will bring the championship to profits, but not soon.Christian Horner "I think that with the new structure that we have now, dividends and profits will come, but it will be a little late. Perhaps we will see a profit only in 2019, 2020 or 2021.But all this is inevitable, because the money invested in infrastructure, costs have increased. The model that we have, compared to the previous guidance is significantly different. But perhaps in a world in which we live, it is appropriate that the owner of the commercial rights he wants to exercise. It is therefore inevitable that they should invest money in this business".
Head Red Bull Christian Horner said that Liberty, the new owner of Formula 1, perfectly copes with his work in the championship.Christian Horner "You need to invest in a business in order to save money, and I think that Liberty in this respect was a very good year.They spent a season, hiring new professionals, they formed new rules of the game for 2021.It is very easy to criticize the counting of votes or the level of spending, it's just a different mentality, not like Bernie Ecclestone. Bernie was a very closed shop. He was marketing Department, he was sales and it was just the same type of show.Liberty, acquiring a business, built a new structure. They also want to make a lot in the championship, and this involves costs.Inevitably there will be investments that will have impact for 2018 and maybe even 2019, but we expect that in two years everything will return back".
The following season, Alfa Romeo will become the title sponsor of Sauber. Head Red Bull Christian Horner believes that the Italian brand will stay long in the championship.Christian Horner "Alfa Romeo falls under the same management as Ferrari. In other words, all led by Sergio Marchionne. So I can't believe he led the company into Formula 1 to go away in a couple of years.I think this shows that Formula 1 is attractive to eminent brands. Otherwise, the Alfa Romeo would not be in the Formula-1".We will remind that the title sponsor Red Bull next season will be another automaker Infiniti.
Head Red Bull Christian Horner believes that the reliability of the machines is the key to success in 2018.Christian Horner "reliability is a key issue next year, but it also refers to the program development chassis. In the second half of last season we well working on it and we need to move in this direction.Brazil is sensitive to power, and in Abu Dhabi we can see that Mercedes has worked the best.If you heard their radio conversations about the work with the engine They can move half a second faster or slower, depending on which mode the engine choose.We hats off to them, as the team did their job perfectly. But so far only the engine performance is our difference".
The Osterreich newspaper quoted the head of the Red Bull Christian Horner, who said that the policy of Liberty Media is unusual for the existing model championship.Christian Horner "They invest in the business, and it's a different model compared to what we used to do ".Athletic Director Liberty Media Ross brown is justified "Reflecting on the criticism, perhaps we could imagine things differently. But I didn't expect the reaction will be so strong. If we upset people, we ask forgiveness".
The head of the team Red Bull's Christian Horner admitted that there are indeed problems with spare parts for power units of Renault.Christian Horner "Obviously, the Grand Prix in Abu Dhabi will become for us a TV show where a car is assembled from garbage. Let's hope that our power plant has not been damaged in Brazil.To be honest, Renault mechanics should be praised - they work wonders in conditions of restricted stock of parts able to assemble a working engine."Problems with spare parts have a Junior team Toro Rosso. In the course of the weekend in Brazil there's even a set of turbines which formerly stood on the factory Renault cars.
As you know, the Red Bull team has extended the contract with max Verstappen until the end of 2020. Now the Austrians want the same term to extend the agreement with Daniel Riccardo.Christian Horner, head of the team Red Bull "We really wanted and we extended the contract with Verstappen until 2020. Now we want to do the same with ricciardo. His contract ends at the end of next year, but after the upcoming Grand Prix of Abu Dhabi we are ready to discuss with him the details of the new agreement. We want to keep our pair of pilots for the next three years.
Head Red Bull Christian Horner is confident that his team now has the best car in the peloton.Christian Horner "In the last four races we had the fastest car in racing conditions.I hope Brazil will give us, and why Abu Dhabi can't win It would be great to finish the season at least, with another victory. And all of this will be a good starting point to work on the car next year".
Head Red Bull Christian Horner believes the abandonment of Friday's practice - the wrong direction for the championship.Christian Horner "Obviously, the leaders of the championship are trying to free up space for more races. If the book is too many chapters, then it loses its interest.I also think that for too long the championship is a wrong decision. And on Friday, the promoters have the opportunity to attract more spectators to the track.Waiver practices will lead to a greater amount of time working in simulators. But we need to test everything on the track. It will be a great pressure on all the stables. Between us, the gaps in outcomes will only increase".
Head Red Bull Christian Horner believes that Daniel ricciardo simply did not want to make a mistake with his next contract.Christian Horner "Riccardo collaborates with Red Bull for almost 10 years. He knows all our strengths and weaknesses. Together with Riccardo we were always in the top five strongest teams, and we want to continue cooperation with him. We are talking about a five-year contract.He sees our potential, but the guy just doesn't want to make a mistake in your next step. We are constantly discussing with him the future, but another six months we definitely will not know what and how.Previously, Red Bull have stated that they intend to build the team around max Verstappen.
Head Red Bull Christian Horner said that his team next year will give all the necessary tools to their pilots so they could fight for the title.Christian Horner "max, Daniel and Vettel has all the data to fight for victory in the championship to the level to fight with Hamilton. I'm sure our pilots in the next year will be to fight for victory shoulder to shoulder with Lewis. This fight will be interesting for fans.I think it is right to congratulate Lewis with his fourth title. He is now the most successful British driver is a phenomenal achievement and we know how difficult it is to succeed in the fight with Sebastian. Obviously, he is on top of his career, and I hope that he will be able to stand there for several years".
Brendon Hartley made his debut in Formula 1 a few years later after was expelled from the youth program of Red Bull. This is according to Christian Horner, should inspire Daniil Kvyat.Christian Horner, head of the team Red Bull "Brandon showed a lot of character after he was expelled from morojenoe program of Red Bull. He competed in different series and, in the end, won Le Mans in the Porsche factory team. However, we did not lose contact with him.Hartley never complained that he threw up, and continued to work and go forward. He should be an example for Kvyat. Daniel just 23 years old, and he never revealed his potential in Formula 1".
Red Bull are willing to wait until Daniel ricciardo will make a decision about his career in the season 2019.Christian Horner "His next decision is very important, so he will need time to make things right. The guy is already 28 years old, and it is solved at this moment.But we clearly told him I want to see him continue in the team. Even if the decision could take up to six months, all right. We are willing to wait."Earlier, Red Bull has said they will build the team around max Verstappen, which extended the contract until the end of 2020. Whether ricciardo can stay.
Head Red Bull Christian Horner said that Max Verstappen was bored, being the leader of the race in Mexico.Christian Horner "a Big issue in this race was to slow and not high speed, which was very unusual. I think he was just bored most of the circles.He loves the fight wheel to wheel. That's exactly what he did in the first two turns. He lost the qualification, but won the race. He wanted to win this race more than any other pilot.You know, we have award, in the event that if the pilot shows the fastest lap. Now I think to cancel this rule. I instructed his engineer, so he under no circumstances told him that Vettel has deprived him of a few euros. It was important to bring the car home, which he did".
Head Red Bull Christian Horner advised Daniil Kvyat to try to get a place in Williams, and the British team have really shown interest to the Russian pilot.Paddy Lowe, technical Director, Williams "back in Austin I said that we are considering all options with the pilots, who have no contracts. Kvyat is a good pilot, and he is in our list of candidates".Kvyat himself earlier said that during the Grand Prix of the USA spoke with Paddy Lowe.
Head Red Bull Christian Horner confirmed that a collaboration with Daniel Cuatom came to an end, and advised the Russians to fight for a place in Williams.Christian Horner "unfortunately, the collaboration of Daniel with Red Bull came to an end. I hope his results will help to place in another team. I think he is a good candidate for a place in Williams.You should always use any chance. In 2015, it has had a great season, and in 2016 he had a very difficult".
Head Red Bull Christian Horner said that his team will try to avoid a penalty for Daniel ricciardo before the end of the season.Christian Horner "With max, we had no choice. We had to take a penalty. But with Daniel we intend to hold on until the end of the season without a penalty for changing the engine or its components.It is quite possible, especially because Riccardo otherwise working with the engine than Verstappen".