F1 » Third title wont be easy, admits Horner

Red Bull Racing boss Christian Horner expects Ferrari and McLaren to redouble their efforts to topple his team after successive F1 title sweeps.

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October 18, 2011 9:13 AM

At Korea, in early qualifying one, when everyone was scratching some part of their anatomy wondering what Red Bull would doing, Christian set up the cars for a race win.

This is what is so mighty about Red Bull, they are clearly the most thinking team. Lack of running in the dry simply meant they continued their fundamental race setup into the qualifying session and they get another win. They are mighty team, Adrian is without doubt the best thinking designer there is in the sport and Christian a great strategist and not forgetting the peerless pit team I would be surprised if Red Bull don't cleanup again in 2012.

When it comes to Mark he has not even been average this season,if he was he would have had a few wins by now. At Korea, Mark was simply out driven by Hamilton as Vettel disappeared so to finish second in this 2011 season will be a tall order for Mark, even with the mighty Red Bull behind him.

Matt - Unregistered

October 18, 2011 9:42 AM

Basically to get 100% out of the car, the base package has to built around your style of driving and then you need a good race set-up which gives you that confidence to extract more out of the car and go even quicker. Before mid 2010 (before they changed the car to suit Seb) Mark was doing really well, and completely destroyed everyone in a few races being the Ring 09 and Spain and Monaco 2010. Like Brundle has said a few times "When Mark has a good set-up, he's unbeatable" which makes me think that Webber has not been able to get the car to his total liking in 2011 because it's built around Seb. I know its a drivers job to adapt and besides his starts, does this theory make sense to people ?

Mark - Unregistered

October 18, 2011 10:02 AM

Last night I played F1 2010 on my Xbox and I won the WDC with HRT (well during the second season) and guess what?

Ferrari sacked Massa and offered me the chance to partner Alonso!

Should I take it?


October 18, 2011 10:55 AM
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victor. from what i understand, all teams have exhaust blown diffusers (excl lotus renault). and lotus renault had the fee this year, also said to be a class leader. but you could have said a similar story last year! mclaren started with an f-duct, said to bestow a huge advantage, yet did NOT win the wdc!
adrians innovative , and legal, thinking is the real answer. i am sure that he will introduce another legal and innovative concept next year.

AUSTRALIA - Unregistered

October 18, 2011 11:17 AM

I think that with the right equipment Alonso or Hamilton would get to 3 titles before him.

When Webber will leave, Seb will have also more competition within (Horner permitting).


October 18, 2011 11:26 AM

Mercedes are (allegedly) testing a passive f-duct system to blow the front wing for the 2012 car (auto moto und sport), Ross Brawn is also not convinced that the banning of ebd's is as bulletproof as it seems.

victor - Unregistered

October 18, 2011 11:44 AM

Richard why did Ferrari not comment when FIA decided to scale back EBD then decided not to.

No doubt RBR does it better because they had a head start.


October 18, 2011 12:16 PM

blzbub. passive f-duct for front wing? such a device would be illegal. flexing of the wing, as long as it complies with load tests, is legal. it can flex in longitudinal plane.

and as for ebd next year? the exhausts will be periscope and will exit well above the diffuser, so unless end plates can be designed to trap gasses and redirect them downwards and then backwards, an ebd would be impossible.

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