Horner happy after first place, but: “Mercedes look pretty ominous”

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Red Bull Racing team principal Christian Horner is satisfied with the first free practice session in which Max Verstappen was fastest. The Brit says there are no problems, as the team had in previous seasons. He also takes a look at the high rake of the other teams.

Horner not cheering too much yet
“It’s always great to see your car at the top of the timesheet, but Mercedes are looking pretty ominous. We can’t take anything for granted, but we’re happy with the performance so far”, Horner told Sky Sports F1 after the first free practice session.

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Red Bull’s start to the season has been smooth so far. The team didn’t experience any problems during testing either. “Hopefully, we’ve got a good starting base that we can then build on through the season”, Horner continued.

Opposition looks to Red Bull
With the change to the floor, it seems that more and more teams are choosing to drive with a high ‘rake’. This means that the floor at the back of the car is higher than at the front. Horner is also noticing. “It’s interesting to see, you know, some of our competitors going higher and higher on rear rake and on rear ride heights when, traditionally, they’ve stayed very low. Hopefully it’s something that can be put to good use.”

Source: gpblog.com gpfans.com


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