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Christian Horner

Horner poses key questions as Red Bull aim to turnaround form

Red Bull appear to have slipped back in the Formula 1 pecking order at recent races, with rials offering an increased challenge.

Horner Monaco
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Red Bull team principal Christian Horner has outlined his squad's main area of focus in a bid to maintain its front-running form.

After a strong start to the 2024 Formula 1 season, Red Bull has been under increased pressure at recent events.

Lando Norris emerge victorious at the Miami Grand Prix before finishing just seven-tenths of a second behind Max Verstappen at the following round from Imola.

Red Bull struggled last weekend at Monaco, particularly over the bumps and kerbs located around the track.

Verstappen crossed the line in sixth place, unable to make progress with overtaking being a difficult task around the narrow track.

“We saw [the weakness] in Singapore last year as well, so we’ve had another example of that,” Horner told media including RacingNews365

“We know it’s an area of the car we need to work on. It was a very static race, the top 10 finished where they started from.

“The red flag effectively killed the race because everybody was going to run to the end of the race, so we have some lessons to take out of this weekend and learn from.”

Suspension concerns

The matter of Red Bull struggling over the kerbs is of particular interest to Horner, as the sister RB challenger doesn't appear to be affected - despite running a Red Bull suspension 

“I think it’s a continual process,” Horner said regarding Re dBull's upgrade plans going forward.

“So you’re into the law of diminishing returns and your focus changes depending on what your problems are.

“ I think quite a lot of focus will now happen or will now take part on ‘Okay, why have we had these ride issues? Why is the car struggling on the kerbs?’

“The VCARB car is running with our suspension from last year [and it] didn’t seem to have the same issues. 

“We need to understand, is it something that we’ve introduced?”

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