Horner: We’re in for a tight battle with Ferrari


Red Bull boss Christian Horner is confident that they can finish ahead of Ferrari on the Constructors’ Championship table after outscoring them in the last two races.

Over the past two Grands Prix weekends, Red Bull have depleted the 37 point gap the Scuderia gained on them to just six points, which is encouraging by Horner’s standards.

Ferrari have been suffering reliability issues all season, to which the Milton-Keynes based team have been capitalising on.

However, when quizzed on where Red Bull can improve performance compared to Ferrari, the team boss answered: “Nowhere. We have a very strong car, strong drivers, the engine is improving.”

“I don’t think there is anything really to fear.

“We outscored Ferrari by 15 points at Silverstone [before gaining more from Nico Rosberg’s penalty] and we outscored them by 13 points in Austria.

“We have some of the more powerful circuits out of the way like Montreal, Baku and Austria and the circuits coming up hopefully play to some of our strengths.

“It’s going to be a tight battle with them for the rest of the year.

Horner then went on to add that they are actually more concerned about Championship leaders Mercedes rather than their red rivals.

“There are still areas where we can find time and performance but we’re actually in the race with Mercedes now at certain circuits which is great to see,” he said.

“Hopefully there are circuits coming up like the next one where maybe we can sneak a bit closer still.”