Christian Horner has confessed in a statement to ‘Autosport’ that in the early stages of the season came to fear that Red Bull were not among the first five classified in the Constructors ‘ Championship. The head of the austrian team, has said that the bad season it was Red Bull in 2015, and the tensions affecting the relationship of the team with Renault for the performance of the power units of the French manufacturer led to a certain pessimism in the forecasts ahead of the season 2016. However, the progression of Red Bull during the season has been more than remarkable.
“Finally, this season has been a great year for the team“ recognized Christian Horner, who with all not forgot the hesitant start of the season: “We arrive at 2016 with very low expectations, with doubts of being among the top five in the constructors’. At the end we finished second in the Constructors ‘Championship, third in the drivers’ championship, we won two grands prix, achieved pole position in Monaco, sixteen podiums and finish all the races with Daniel Ricciardo with 100% reliability. has definitely been a huge progression in relation to 12 months ago“.
A progression that has become apparent in many ways, but that perhaps is reflected in the ‘supertime’ Red Bull in the opening race and the end of the season. While in Australia, the training finished as the fifth fastest computer in Melbourne, in Abu Dhabi the formation ended up as the second force to beat. In this aspect, Christian Horner hopes that this progression and the lessons learned serve to 2017: “despite the new regulations that will be next year, and that are unknown to all, we get many positive aspects and benefits this year that we hope to be able aprovechar“.