Christian Horner believes it is tough to know where Red Bull stand in relation to their Formula 1 rivals as teams only have data from Bahrain.
Horner's two drivers Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez claimed a one-two finish in the Bahrain Grand Prix, dominating the race after locking out the front-row of the grid to pick up where they left off in 2022.
Aside from a shakedown at Silverstone on demo tyres, the RB19 has only been run at the Sakhir International Circuit with Horner believing this fact makes it hard to know just where the team stack up compared to Ferrari, Mercedes and now Aston Martin.
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"You never know and the problem is we've only got one data set, which is at this track," Horner told media, including RacingNews365, when asked if he anticipated such a gap to the chasing pack.
"We're not taking anything for granted, so let's see in Jeddah in two weeks and Melbourne after that.
"Once we get two or three circuits under our belt, we'll get a much better picture of the strengths and weaknesses of our car and to the opposition.
"But it's certainly a very healthy start and a well executed race to bring in those points."
Rivals to come back hard
After the race, seventh place finisher George Russell said that he expected Red Bull to win every race in 2023.
Horner would not be drawn on the subject when asked about it, instead saying the season was a "marathon" and that he expected Red Bull's rivals to come back into contention.
"22, 23 races is a marathon and it is about being consistent over the campaign," he said.
"[Bahrain] was a great start, but we fully expect our rivals to come back hard in the future races."
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