Formula One: Red Bull confident of improvement

Team Principal Christian Horner Red Bull

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Team Principal Christian Horner has insisted that the team are feeling upbeat after the first testing of the year at Jerez, with the 40-year-old confident that progression will be made despite a number of problems encountered.

The World Champions suffered a difficult time in Spain, with a cooling issue with the car being one of the most major hindrances to the team, although the Red Bull chief has said that they have learned about what needs to be done and will correct the problems ahead of the next test.

“It’s been a very difficult test, we have had numerous Renault issues as well as chassis cooling issues, which have affected our progress,” Horner said.

“However, despite the lack of mileage, what we have managed to learn shows that the problems should be solvable for the next test in Bahrain.

“Part of the purpose of this early test was to learn about any issues ahead of the start of the season and there will now be a lot of focus on the dyno over the next few weeks.”

Red Bull will be aiming for a fifth consecutive Constructors’ Championship title this season, along with star driver Sebastian Vettel, who is looking to record the same feat in the drivers standings.

The season gets underway in Australia on March 16, where Vettel will be hoping to continue in the manner he finished off last season, and the German is priced at 2.610 to complete the five-timer, with the field available at 1.500 to end his dominance.

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