Christian Horner, šef moštva Red Bull Racing meni, da je njegovega dirkača neugoden timing prihoda varnostnega avtomobila na VN Singapurja stal rekordne enajste zaporedne zmage. Moštvo Red Bull je v Singapurju doživelo najslabšo dirko letošnje sezone, na kateri sta Max Verstappen in Sergio Perez na kvalifikacijah izpadla že v drugem delu, na dirki pa zabeležila skromno peto in osmo mesto. Verstappen, ki je dirko začel z enajstega mesta, je sicer kazal solidno hitrost, ko je na dirkalnik namestil srednje trde gume, Horner pa verjame, da bi brez prekinitve z varnostnim avtomobilom aktualni svetovni prvak na dirki lahko celo zmagal. "Simulacije pred dirko so nam sicer kazale sedmo mesto," je razkril. "Toda to bi bilo v standardni dirki, in če bi odpeljali standardno dirko, bi s pomočjo
With the Formula One race in Singapore, a new technical directive of the international motoring association FIA comes into effect, the purpose of which is to tighten the rules around bendable aerodynamic parts, as well as devices and systems that enable such bending. The FIA will primarily scrutinize the front and rear wings, which they believe, despite successfully passing static load tests, bend with the help of certain devices that are hidden under rubber covers on the nose of the racing car. Christian Horner hinted at something like this recently when he said in one of his interviews that he saw quite a few "rubber noses on racing cars" at the start. Although the FIA has not singled out any of the teams, according to Germany's Auto Motor und Sport, Mercedes and Red Bull teams are quietly being talked about.
Despite the obvious crisis in which the second racer of the Red Bull Racing team, Sergio Perez, has fallen, the team is not planning to replace him, but even if it were, the Australian Daniel Ricciardo would not be given his place. Ricciardo was left without a seat in the McLaren team before this season, so he returned to Red Bull for the first time since 2018, where in the coming days he will test this year's RB19 racing car for the first time during the Pirelli tire tests, but for now, according to the team boss, Christian Horner, there are no plans for him to return to regular racing. "We're definitely not planning on that right now," Horner said. "It was right that we gave him the chance to stay in the sport this year because it would be a huge loss if he left." Ricciardo is aiming to return to the regulars next season, so he would be
Red Bull team boss Christian Horner believes Max Verstappen would have beaten team-mate Sergio Perez at the Miami Grand Prix even if he hadn't chosen the opposite tactic. The Dutchman, who started the race from ninth place, drove the first stint on the hard compound, and Perez on the medium hard. The Mexican intended to use the softer compound to lead the race and break away, and simulations suggested his tactics should be around three seconds faster than Verstappen's at the end of the race. But Verstappen lasted an incredible 46 laps on the hard tyres, setting a faster pace than Perez after his pit stop to put the car on hard tyres. The Dutchman chose the yellow-rimmed hard tires for his race-ending pit stop and easily overtook Perez. Horner
Jean Todt has revealed he received a phone call from Toto Wolff and Christian Horner regarding the infamous 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, but told them he could not get involved. Todt, a former Ferrari team boss during Michael Schumacher's time, was then the outgoing FIA president at the conclusion of the 2021 season in Abu Dhabi. Race director Michael Masi's infamous error in applying the safety car rule resulted in Max Verstappen's first world title and the end of Lewis Hamilton's hopes of an eighth championship. "I didn't do anything, that's not the role of the FIA president," Todt told Corriere della Sera. "Referees must be autonomous. Did you ever hear [FIFA president Gianni] Infantino say 'There was a foul here,
Although Red Bull Racing claimed at Friday's presentation in New York that this year's RB19 was on stage, many insiders weren't entirely sure. The suspicions were later confirmed by team boss Christian Horner, who admitted that the car will look different on March 5 when winter testing begins in Bahrain. "I think the car we showed today will be a bit different when you see it in Bahrain," he said. "Today we really wanted to showcase the team's aspirations for next year, and our partners and of course the exciting partnership we have with Ford. Christian Horner admitted that we didn't see a real RB19 race car at the New York launch. "The launch here in the US, in this market, there is something new for Red Bull Racing. So that,
Red Bull team boss Christian Horner has warned F1 that as many as six teams are on the verge of exceeding the budget cap this year. Red Bull Racing was recently hit with a $7 million fine and a 10 percent reduction in wind tunnel time for going $2021 million over budget in the 2.2 season. The FIA found the overrun was due to a misinterpretation of which items were not included in the budget, so the team from Milton Keynes exceeded the limited funds after including the costs of catering, sick leave of employees, development and production costs of unused parts of the racing car, and above all because they did not fill in the necessary documentation correctly to refund 1.6 million dollars in taxes, which would be a budget violation of 500.000 dollars, or 0.37%. Horn me
The FIA has released its long-awaited report on last season's team budgets, confirming that Red Bull Racing exceeded the budget cap, which was set at $145 million, by less than 5 percent, an amount expected to be somewhere between and two million, was not intended for the development of the racing car, but for banquets and sick leave payments, as well as quarantine due to Covid-19, for which a minor penalty is foreseen, ranging from a public warning to a minor penalty in the sports field. Before the race in Singapore, the competitors learned from an unknown source that the Red Bull team exceeded the budget cap, and especially in the Mercedes camp, they demanded the harshest punishment and promised themselves that the FIA would even take away points from the Red Bull racers (and the team), which would make the title the first
Red Bull team boss Christian Horner believes that F1 made a mistake when it changed the rules on the distribution of points for suspended and shortened races before this season. Although Red Bull's Max Verstappen won his second Formula 1 world title in Suzuka, Horner believes the FIA made a mistake when it changed the points system after last year's Belgian Grand Prix farce. Verstappen would also, according to Red Bull, receive half points for the race in Japan, which would not make him world champion, as the drivers did not cover more than 75% of the total length of the race, but the rules say that the drivers get full points because the race is not finished under the red flag. The FIA's belief has been clear since the end of the race, and many teams have since expressed the opinion that the current interpretation is correct.
In the camp of the Red Bull team, they are considering measures against their rivals, who in the last few days have accused the team from Milton Keynes in the media without hesitation of cheating, allegedly caused by exceeding the budget limit last season. The Red Bull team found itself out of favor after some media outlets started rumors about the two teams going over their budget last season, which was limited to $145 million. The data on the financial expenditure has not yet been examined by the FIA, so it is certainly not yet official data, which has triggered some unease at Red Bull, since last but not least it is a rumor that, according to the team boss, Christian Horner, damages the reputation, therefore they are announcing measures against the team "Mercedes and Ferrari, from which, after the publication of otherwise secret information, there was a lot of criticism of the team."