“Team’s doing a great job of balancing”– Red Bull claims to not jeopardize its prospects of 2022 by constantly upgrading 2021 car.
Red Bull, after eight years, have a serious chance to grab the championship title, and the Milton-Keynes based team is leaving no stone unturned to exploit that advantage.
So much that it is one of the only few teams to focus more on the 2021 project than 2022, but the team boss Christian Horner has assured, it will not affect the prospects of the next year.
“You’ve got to go week by week, race by race and I think the team’s doing a great job of balancing the challenges of this year and next year,” he explained about the potential not to risk its 2022 efforts.
“It’s nothing new. I mean there’s a lot being made of it at the moment, but we’ve had big regulation changes in the past so you just have got to balance your resource and apply it to what needs the most. I think the team are working incredibly hard, extremely well and effectively.”
Mercedes is enormously strong in Red Bull.
After amassing the last five wins, Red Bull heads towards a new challenge of outcoming Mercedes’ pace in Silverstone, though they did it last year during last year’s 70th year Grand Prix.
But Horner is reminiscing the glorious run on the street circuit and Austria, which has clearly given a huge advantage to Red Bull in the championship.
“It’s a shame we don’t have more races in Austria because now we head to a circuit that has been really very much a Mercedes stronghold for the last seven years.”
“It’s also different challenges with the sprint race introduction, and a different format that weekend. Obviously, Mercedes have been enormously strong there over the years.”
“And, Lewis [Hamilton] has his home support as well. So we expect it to be a big challenge. We know it’s such a stronghold for Mercedes. So it’s going to be fascinating to see if we can take this form into what is our next home race.”
“I think we have found a good working window with the car over the last few races and I think that hopefully we can work within that window at Silverstone.”