F1 » Horner: 2013 Red Bull ‘late in design’

Next year's Red Bull RB9 is a little behind schedule when it comes to its design, according to team principal Christian Horner.

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chris - Unregistered

December 06, 2012 1:31 AM

someone has to stop them in their tracks!!....the car is getting too fast now..if ferrari has "up" their aero parts and faster engine they will have to stop!!!!!!!!!!! this rebullish from wining ever again!..remember SV has a "fast car" not his driving skills that won him the title....so if ferrari wants them dead,..give alonso the same car fastness as this year RB8...and that why ferrari says win early races to stay in lead!...


December 06, 2012 8:07 AM

chris. whichever car is the "fastest" (this year it is actually the macca), you could make the same comment. if a car is fast, it is up to the others to work hard to catch up. at the start of the season, the macca was the fastest, but rbr worked to catch up, which they did, then macca and ferrari had to play catch up. macca did, ferrari didnt. its all swings and roundabouts!


December 06, 2012 10:15 AM

@ Richard - You are not addressing the difference in the fastest car. RB is easily the best chassis and is best on corners especially mid to fast speed corners which means they dont need HP for the straights because they come off the corners sooo fast. Macca is faster in straight line and maybe better in slow corners where mechanical grip is more important which is why you see Macca faster (just) as some circuits.


December 06, 2012 11:04 AM

matt. of course i am addressing the issue. yes the rbr has a good chassis which helps them in corners, but they lack top speed on the straights. but it is up to others to match the bulls, not to criticise them for getting the right balance. it has always been about the best package, and that means car/team/driver. macca and ferrari could go the same route as rbr, but seem to have chosen not to!


December 06, 2012 12:23 PM

The cars will be nearly the same/identical next year. The rule book was tightened again. There is very little room to do anything except bring the same car back next year. They may be late in design but it won't be hard to catch up. Adding the bonnet to the step in the front will make it look ALL new. But it will be the same.


December 06, 2012 1:20 PM

rob. you raise an interesting point. the cars MAY use the cover, but i wonder if it is essential? the bulls have an intake on the step, although no-one has ever been able to say what it is for. so if it is something that is neccessary for them, they could well not elect to use the cover. i doubt that the cover would have any effect at all, on performance.

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