Christian Horner believes his Red Bull Racing team is well positioned to overhaul Ferrari for second in the constructors' championship having closed the gap to its rivals with a series of unexpectedly strong performances.
Having reshuffled its driver line-up from round five when Max Verstappen was promoted from Toro Rosso to replace Daniil Kvyat, Red Bull has out-scored Ferrari by 141 points to 128, putting it just six points adrift in the constructors' standings heading into the second-half of the season.
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With Horner expecting Red Bull to have struggled more in Canada and Austria, the team principal feels there isn't any area now where Ferrari betters it.
“No-where,” he replied when asked where Red Bull is lacking compared with Ferrari. “I think we have got a very strong car and we have got strong drivers, the engine is improving and I don't think there is anything really to fear.
“At Silverstone we outscored Ferrari by 15 points here and we outscored them in Austria by 13 points. Obviously we have got some of the more powerful circuits out of the way, like Montreal and Baku and obviously Austria, and the circuits coming up hopefully play to some of our strengths.
“It is going to be a tight battle with them for the rest of the year. I am sure they have got some development to come and two great drivers.”
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, Horner admits it is working hard to maintain the momentum of this year's campaign, as well as the 2017 car.
“We are juggling a lot of plates. We have got the current car, we have got an interim car that we are supporting the tyre testing with and we have got next year's car. But the resources are properly allocated to each of the different challenges.”
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