Red Bull Racing team boss, Christian Horner has conceded that he had mixed emotions following the Hungarian GP, as while he was pleased both cars got to the finish, the pace of the RB3, was ultimately a little bit disappointing.

Indeed despite the best efforts of both Mark Webber and David Coulthard, neither made much progress during the race, the former starting and finishing ninth, while DC started eleventh and was tenth at the flag.

"It was a frustrating race, as we were lacking a little bit of pace," summed-up Horner. "With Mark we opted to run a three-stop strategy, which was the quickest way for him to complete the race, but we just missed out on a point.

"With David, we rolled the dice when we saw Davidson's car beached in a precarious position on the circuit, as we thought the safety car could be deployed. David was out of the points, so we gambled on his position, bought him into the pits and fuelled him to the finish. Unfortunately it didn't work out, but it was worth a try.

"On a positive note though, we got two more finishes and had 100 per cent reliability all weekend."

Renault principal track support engineer at RBR, Fabrice Lom meanwhile concurred that the event was a mixed one, especially as their nearest rivals in the constructors' championship - Williams and Toyota both scored, the latter closing the gap to RBR - by three points thanks to Ralf Schumacher's sixth place, while the former pulled away a bit, courtesy of Nico Rosberg's seventh place.

"On one hand, this is a good result, as both cars raced reliably, which has not always been the case this year," Lom added.

"So, from a technical point of view this was a good day, but in mathematical terms it was not so good with a Toyota in sixth and a Williams in seventh, as we lose points to our main rivals. Therefore, we now have to look at improving performance while maintaining our reliability."

For the record, Red Bull Racing currently lies sixth in the constructors' championship, having scored 16 points thus far.

 

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