Horner: If we can improve our Saturdays…

Date published: June 5 2018

Christian Horner believes Red Bull would become regular challengers for race wins, if only they had more power during qualifying.

Red Bull have over the past few years struggled to work their way onto the front row of the grid.

This season they’ve managed it just one, Monaco, a grand prix in which Daniel Ricciardo started from pole position and led through to the chequered flag.

Horner feels this could be a regular occurance for Red Bull if only they had a party mode for Q3.

“I think we’ve had a good chassis from the first race, to be honest, the problem has always been on Saturday,” said the team boss.

“If we can improve our Saturdays, then our races will be competitive.

“If we could just get a little bit more at the end of Q3 on peak power, there’s no reason why we shouldn’t be able to give Ferrari and Mercedes regularly a hard time.”

Engines and horsepower will be a hot topic for Red Bull this weekend in Montreal as the Milton Keynes squad keeps a close eye on Renault and Honda’s upgrades.

It is a race weekend, and an update, that could decide Red Bull’s future engine supplier.

“We’re waiting with great interest to see the relative performance of engines in Montreal,” Horner added.