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Time Ferrari seems to have a faster car formula 1 for now, strategy errors, omissions and poor results leave it behind red cow in the Worlds. But these things do not make the opponent more calm, according to the boss. Christian Horner.
Engine problems cost a potential win Charles Leclerc in Spain and it is not Azerbaijanwhile the Monegasque came to a shocking end Austrian GP. What seems like a simple one-two to Maranello turned out to be the abandonment of Carlos Sainz after the engine exploded, with Leclerc having problems with the accelerator pedal.
Ferrari’s panic at the pitwall got to the point where team principal, Mattia Binotto, turn off the TV and leave the track on the last laps. And while Leclerc grabbed victory to stay alive in the title race, Sainz’s woes showed just how far the Italian team is from solving its reliability issues.
But while technical problems continue to worry Ferrari, Red Bull says it cannot just sit back and rely on its rivals to fail. When asked if his team can relax amid the weaknesses in the tournament, Horner said: “Not really. We don’t guide them too much.”
“We can’t control or contribute in any way. So I think we have to concentrate, get the best out of our package. They had a very strong car. [na Áustria] and they could do twice.”
Christian Horner, Team Principal, Red Bull Racing
Photo by: Mark Sutton / Sports Pictures
Despite Max Verstappen maintaining a good lead in the lead, 38 points ahead of Leclerc and 57 ahead Sergio PerezHorner thinks the competition is still open, and anyone can win.
“Absolutely true. We are only halfway through the championship, and things are changing a lot. There is still a long way to go. I would say Austria was damage control as we got a pole, a race win and second place. I think only Max lost five points to Charles and the constructors the damage was little”.
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