Connect with us

Christian Horner

We are all frustrated – Red Bull boss

Published

on

We are all frustrated Red Bull boss
Red Bull is looking to speed ahead — with the help of its sister team, Renault and an Austrian partner called AVL.

Right now, according to Italy’s Omnicorse, a Toro Rosso car is up and running on the sophisticated AVL dynamic test bench in Graz, Austria.

It follows a disastrous start to the season for Red Bull, due mainly to the problems with Renault’s supposedly-improved turbo V6 ‘power unit’ for 2015.

In reality, it is underpowered and unreliable, and even Renault is not denying it.

“Reliability has been our Achilles heel since the last two races,” boss Cyril Abiteboul said after Bahrain.

“But with 18 days to go before Spain, we have the time to introduce the more permanent fixes we have in the pipeline and start making the performance steps we are all keen to make.”

In the meantime, Red Bull’s Christian Horner and Dr Helmut Marko are now tempering their earlier scathing criticisms of the French supplier.

But Horner admits: “We are all frustrated because we became accustomed to victory and success.

“It is particularly frustrating in that it is not something within our power to fix,” he added.

And in reality, any hopes of a rapid recovery and a tilt for the 2015 title are now gone.

“We can’t do anything better than third place now,” Marko, referring to the already big points gaps to Mercedes, Ferrari and to a lesser extent Williams, told the Swiss newspaper Blick. (GMM)

Comments

Latest Results




Latest F1 News

2018 F121 hours ago

F1 should be a dictatorship – Berger

11SharesFormula one needs to return to its days as a dictatorship. That is the view of Gerhard Berger, the F1...

2018 F121 hours ago

We have great confidence in Honda – Red Bull

1ShareChristian Horner remains confident Honda is the right move for Red Bull. The Red Bull boss said that at Silverstone...

2018 F121 hours ago

F1 steward Mika Salo admits Ferrari penalties controversy

9SharesF1 steward Mika Salo has acknowledged the controversy over penalties given to Ferrari drivers in recent races. After Sebastian got...

2018 F121 hours ago

McLaren, Williams, admit need for change

55SharesAn anonymous engineer says struggling once-great F1 teams Williams and McLaren need to make sweeping changes. Both British teams have...

2018 F12 days ago

Hamilton is stronger than Vettel – Briatore

254SharesFlavio Briatore thinks Mercedes is still the favourite for the 2018 world championship. Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel has taken an 8...

2018 F12 days ago

Sirotkin reveals his biggest problem with Williams’ 2018 car

2SharesSergey Sirotkin has given more details about his biggest problem with Williams’ 2018 car. While the car is obviously uncompetitive,...

2018 F12 days ago

F1 eyes 20-year deal for Miami Grand Prix

1ShareYet another meeting could finally mean the green light for a grand prix in Miami. We have reported that Liberty...

2018 F13 days ago

Raikkonen could return to Sauber F1 for 2019

377SharesThe signs are growing ever stronger that Ferrari will have a new driver in 2019. Kimi Raikkonen admits that it...

2018 F13 days ago

Red Bull encourages Honda power to prepare for 2019 F1

1ShareRed Bull is encouraging Toro Rosso and Honda to help the senior energy drink-owned team prepare for 2019. Honda already...

2018 F13 days ago

Hamilton and Vettel Battling For The F1 Title

263SharesThe British Grand Prix at Silverstone is one that Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes have dominated for years and that trend...




Most Popular

ThisisF1.com is not affiliated with Formula 1, Formula One Management, Formula One Administration, Formula One Licensing BV, Formula One World Championship Ltd or any other organization or entity associated with the official Formula One governing organizations or their shareholders. Copyrighted material used under Fair Use/Fair Comment.

References
We could use the following leading F1 news sources for stories: SkyF1, BBC F1, Autosport, ESPN F1, FIA Media Center, MotorSport, JamesAllen and others leading authors blog.

All Rights Reserved © 2017 Prime Sport Media