Welcome at RN365

You are logged in. Benefit directly from all the benefits of your account:

  • Share your thoughts and opinions about F1
  • Win fantastic prizes
  • Get access to our premium content
  • Take advantage of more exclusive benefits

Welcome at RN365

Become part of the largest racing community in the United Kingdom. Create your free account now!

  • Share your thoughts and opinions about F1
  • Win fantastic prizes
  • Get access to our premium content
  • Take advantage of more exclusive benefits
fri 26 mar - sun 28 mar
  • 1 HAM LAP 56
  • 2 VER + 0.745
  • 3 BOT + 37.383
ita
fri 16 apr - sun 18 apr
  • 1 VER LAP 63
  • 2 HAM + 22.000
  • 3 NOR + 23.702
bhr
por
fri 30 apr - sun 02 may
Quali sat 01 may
Race sun 02 may
ita
esp
fri 07 may - sun 09 may
Quali sat 08 may
Race sun 09 may
por
mco
thu 20 may - sun 23 may
Quali sat 22 may
Race sun 23 may
esp
aze
fri 04 jun - sun 06 jun
Quali sat 05 jun
Race sun 06 jun
mco
can
fri 11 jun - sun 13 jun
Quali sat 12 jun
Race sun 13 jun
aze
fra
fri 25 jun - sun 27 jun
Quali sat 26 jun
Race sun 27 jun
can
aut
fri 02 jul - sun 04 jul
Quali sat 03 jul
Race sun 04 jul
fra
gbr
fri 16 jul - sun 18 jul
Quali sat 17 jul
Race sun 18 jul
aut
hun
fri 30 jul - sun 01 aug
Quali sat 31 jul
Race sun 01 aug
gbr
bel
fri 27 aug - sun 29 aug
Quali sat 28 aug
Race sun 29 aug
hun
nld
fri 03 sep - sun 05 sep
Quali sat 04 sep
Race sun 05 sep
bel
ita
fri 10 sep - sun 12 sep
Quali sat 11 sep
Race sun 12 sep
nld
rus
fri 24 sep - sun 26 sep
Quali sat 25 sep
Race sun 26 sep
ita
sgp
fri 01 oct - sun 03 oct
Quali sat 02 oct
Race sun 03 oct
rus
jpn
fri 08 oct - sun 10 oct
Quali sat 09 oct
Race sun 10 oct
sgp
usa
fri 22 oct - sun 24 oct
Quali sat 23 oct
Race sun 24 oct
jpn
mex
fri 29 oct - sun 31 oct
Quali sat 30 oct
Race sun 31 oct
usa
bra
fri 05 nov - sun 07 nov
Quali sat 06 nov
Race sun 07 nov
mex
aus
fri 19 nov - sun 21 nov
Quali sat 20 nov
Race sun 21 nov
bra
sau
fri 03 dec - sun 05 dec
Quali sat 04 dec
Race sun 05 dec
aus
are
fri 10 dec - sun 12 dec
Quali sat 11 dec
Race sun 12 dec
sau
ita Result Race
Start Portuguese GP
Days
Hour
Min.
Sec.
Christian Horner

Horner: Mercedes are trying to move the spotlight away from themselves

Despite Red Bull's performance during the 2021 F1 preseason test in Bahrain, team princiapl Christian Horner remains wary of the threat Mercedes pose.

Article
To news overview © Getty Images/Red Bull Contentpool

F1 team principal Christian Horner refuses to get carried away by Red Bull's preseason test form saying the Austrian team must remain prudent with regard to their expecations for the season and beating the dominant Mercedes outfit.

Much has been made of Red Bull's preseason testing form. The Austrian squad topped three out of the six sessions including two on the last day, while their rivals Mercedes sturggled for form. Horner however is refusing to let complacency get to either him or his team.

"There is no denying that after the smooth running of the three-day test in Bahrain, there seems to be an excitement out there that we can end Mercedes' seven-year dominance of F1," Horner said on Red Bull's Unleash The Bulls column.

"But we had a debrief within the Team after the test and it is fair to say we are a little more cautious on the subject and we cannot underestimate the size of the challenge ahead of us on many fronts.

"We know that Mercedes have not won by mistake for the past seven years; they are a quality, class team that will be motivated to come back strong."We saw it a couple of years ago where there was a similar story during pre-season testing and then they smashed it out of the park at the first race in Melbourne.

"Of course, Mercedes are trying to move the spotlight away from themselves, which is all part of the game, but the reality is they are the reigning seven-time world champions and it is down to us to close that gap and put up a fight."They had one of their strongest seasons last year and this year's car is an evolution of that, so let’s see what we all have in Bahrain and the rest will follow."

Horner also praised the efforts of their fuel supplier Exxon Mobile who have helped the team find a significant amount of performance during the offseason along with Honda.

"Fuel suppliers have an understated role in F1 but they are crucial to the performance and the development of these complex hybrid power units,"

"ExxonMobil has been working incredibly hard with Honda to produce a new fuel for this season

"The importance of using the right fuel supplier is even more vital with the power unit freeze.

"ExxonMobil has a great relationship with Honda and hopefully we will see the benefits of that collaboration this season, and future seasons, as we adapt to use an increased percentage of biofuel in our cars."

Red Bull have had what is arguably their best preseson F1 test in the V6 Turbo Hybrid era, however, their real challenge will come during the season opener in Bahrain when the first round of the 2021 season gets underway.

0 comments

    x