F1 » Horner insists only pressure is from within

Christian Horner warns that it is a relaxed Red Bull Racing that prepares to defend its run of three successive title sweeps.

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February 17, 2013 2:57 PM

Yes the pressure is there and within, everybody goes to the first test with more or less a prototype, according to the results of this test “times and so on” some will need to improve more than others before the racing proper starts, RBR needs to improve quite a lot as according to this past test they are just about the 4th fastest.


February 17, 2013 4:07 PM

Almost every attempt by the FIA for the last three years has been aimed at stopping the Bulls. This year will be no different. The DRS and additional front wing test are just another attempt to bring them to the pack. I do agree that RedBull has been rewarded with suspect behavior. But thats been a part of F1 forever.


February 17, 2013 6:37 PM

sunny. every team relies on THEIR interpretation of the rules. others go about it by ignoring the rules. last year, the bulls were never found to be in breech of the rules as they stood and were written. however, macca deliberately breeched the rules, hoping it wouldnt be noticed, but were caught before it was used. the bent floor, and illegal exhaust materials.

the ddd, f duct and ddrs were all examples of teams (other than red bull) who interpreted the rules to suit themselves, even though they were outside the spirit of the rules, andall were allowed to continue their use.

i am all for innovation and interpretation of the rules as they are written.
if there is clarification needed, it is not the fault of the teams, but of the fia who seem to be unable to create watertight rules.


February 18, 2013 1:29 AM

If Seb wins again this year there can be no denying the man's extraordinay talent given that the difference between the cars in 2013 is likely to be marginal. What is more, if Webber scores the same haul of points as he has done in recent years, those people who deny he deserves his drive at RBR should muzzle their yappas.


February 18, 2013 5:26 PM

Richard, on the one hand politically “F1 politics” no they weren't but only thanks to the FIA wording/s.
On the other hand technically they were at least with five separate items, (1) lunch control map (2) traction control map (3) off throttle blowing map (4) brake cooling holes (5) hole in rear floor, if these five items weren't in contravention of the rules they wouldn't have been ordered to discontinue using them.
As a result of the FIA wording RBR were able to keep the points gains and went on to win the championship by three points.
Rob, present posts very contrasting with previous posts!

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