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Christian Horner feels Red Bull can learn from tyre issues earlier in season, to ensure they are battling for top spot at this weekend’s British Grand Prix.
Out of all the tracks used so far this season, Spain’s Circuit de Catalunya is the most similar to Silverstone, and the Red Bull team struggled in Barcelona.
On that occasion, the Milton Keynes-based team could only claim fourth with Sebastian Vettel, with Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso victorious in front of his home crowd.
But the Red Bull team boss is confident that the team have made progress since then, in understanding the tyres and how to get the most out of the car.
Horner stated: “Malaysia also had very quick corners and we were strong there. So I think we have understood some of the issues we have had in Barcelona, and hopefully we can carry this form into the next few races.”
Since Barcelona, Red Bull have responded well and have won in Canada – thanks to Vettel, as well as claiming second and third in Monaco.
The German heads to Silverstone with a 38-point lead over Alonso, with Lotus’ Kimi Raikkonen a further eight points back in third.
Red Bull also have a commanding lead at the top of the Constructors’ Championship, holding a 56 point lead over Ferrari with 12 races remaining.