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Posted on Friday, March 23, 2018

2018 Australian GP - Friday Press Conference

TEAM REPRESENTATIVES –Toto WOLFF (Mercedes), Maurizio ARRIVABENE (Ferrari), Christian HORNER (Red Bull Racing) PRESS CONFERENCE A question to all of you to start with, what sort of shape are you in relative to each going into this new championship? After all, one of your is likely to be the world champion team at the end of it. Christian, why don’t you start? Christian HORNER: First of all, it’s great to be back in Melbourne, good to be going racing again. It seems like a long winter […]

Posted on Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Horner: Verstappen was ‘on the edge’

Red Bull Racing Team Principal Christian Horner admits that Max Verstappen’s move at turn five was "on the edge" but insists that the stewards would have take action against him if it was not according to the rules. The Dutchman was involved in two incidents with Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen during the Belgian Grand Prix, with one being considered controversial and dangerous. "I think it was firm, it was on the edge and he got away with it today. The stewards were happy with it, so […]

Posted on Friday, July 8, 2016

What could F1 takeover mean for the sport?

It’s not every day you switch on your TV or open your web browser, to discover one of the world’s biggest sporting series has been taken over by new owners. This week, such an occasion took place as Liberty Media bought Formula 1, for just over six billion pounds. It had been well rumoured among F1 regulars before the official confirmation came through late on Wednesday night. The deal itself is very interesting and exciting for the future of the sport. Now owned by a […]

Posted on Thursday, June 2, 2016

Horner encouraged by Red Bull start

Christian Horner says Red Bull's start to the 2016 season has been better than expected, despite missing out on victory during last weekend's Monaco Grand Prix. Red Bull currently occupies third place in the Constructors' Championship, within touching distance of Ferrari, and collected a win at the Spanish Grand Prix courtesy of new recruit Max Verstappen. "In pre-season we thought that Toro Rosso would be ahead of us, and certainly Williams, Ferrari and Mercedes," Horner explained in an interview with Red Bull's website. "So to […]

Posted on Thursday, April 7, 2016

Horner: Red Bull driver situation 'healthy'

Red Bull team boss Christian Horner believes the level of talent within the outfit creates 'healthy' competition, amid speculation over Max Verstappen's future beyond the end of 2016. Verstappen, 18, has repeatedly been linked with a move away from Toro Rosso, ostensibly to senior team Red Bull, which currently fields Daniel Ricciardo and Daniil Kvyat. Red Bull also has Toro Rosso's Carlos Sainz Jr. under contract, while young driver Pierre Gasly will race in GP2 this season. "It is a nice situation to have," Horner […]

Posted on Saturday, March 19, 2016

Horner: F1 should apologise for new qualifying format

Red Bull team boss Christian Horner believes the sport needs to apologise to Formula 1 fans after the new qualifying format failed to achieve the desired spectacle. Under a revised format, drivers were eliminated throughout Q1, Q2 and Q3, but most posted one lap before retreating to the pit lane. Lewis Hamilton set his pole position time with several minutes left in Q3, with the session widely criticsed by fans on social media. "We should apologise to fans and viewers as that’s not what qualifying […]

Posted on Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Horner: Renault updates will take time

Red Bull team boss Christian Horner says Renault's development rate tests the squad's patience but is wary that significant engine updates will not arrive until the final few races of 2015. Red Bull has endured a troublesome campaign and the team's relationship with engine supplier Renault has been strained due to the lack of top results. Horner says that Renault is optimistic over its potential performance gains but accepts that such improvements may not be ready for a couple of months. "Of course it [waiting] […]

Posted on Thursday, June 25, 2015

Red Bull intends to sort out issues

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner says it is the squads intentions to stay in Formula 1 and sort out the issues with both its car and the sport as a whole. Senior Red Bull figures have issued quit threats in 2015 amid the team's poor start to the campaign, allied with unhappiness with the current regulations. Red Bull boss Dietrich Mateschitz suggested the squad could pull out of the sport due to Renault's woes but Horner says it is the team's intention to stay. […]

Posted on Friday, May 22, 2015

Fernley hits out at Strategy Group

Force India deputy team principal Bob Fernley says Formula 1's Strategy Group is not fit for purpose and that control of the regulations should not be in the hands of the teams. The Strategy Group - which consists of six teams, the FIA and Bernie Ecclestone - proposes new regulations to submit for ratification by the Formula 1 Commission and the World Motor Sport Council. At a meeting last week the Strategy Group approved a raft of changes, including free choice of tyres from 2016 […]

Posted on Friday, May 1, 2015

Horner sure of Red Bull progress

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner is sure that the squad will bounce back from an underwhelming start to the 2015 campaign. Red Bull has accrued only 23 points this season to sit a distant fourth in the Constructors' championship, but Horner is adamant that the outfit will respond once the European stint of the year begins in Spain next weekend. "Well, far from where we expected to be and ultimately disappointing, but what we can see is we're making progress," Horner said when asked […]

Posted on Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Vettel pondered F1 exit amid career crisis admits Horner

Before making the radical switch to Ferrari, Sebastian Vettel contemplated simply quitting Formula One. That is the claim of Christian Horner, who as Red Bull team boss witnessed first-hand the German driver's slide from four consecutive world titles to the struggles of 2014. Last year, Vettel notably struggled to adapt to the sport's new V6-powered format, and failed to stand even once at the top of the podium while teammate Daniel Ricciardo won three grands prix. "You could tell he (Vettel) wasn't happy," Horner told […]

Posted on Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Red Bull 'flat out' ahead of Jerez

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner says the squad is working flat out to be ready in time for this weekend's first pre-season test of the new campaign. Horner's Red Bull squad will be present at Jerez for the four day test, which begins on Sunday, but the Briton says that the team is still working on its new Renault-powered RB11. "Not yet," Horner said when asked if the RB11 was ready. "The car is flat out into car build at the moment, probably the […]