Red Bull team boss Christian Horner believes that the team has the tricky task of preparing for the upcoming aerodynamic overhaul and running Honda’s engines under their own banner.
Red Bull enjoyed a fine display at pre-season testing in Bahrain. The team was able to notch the highest number of laps and the performance and stability of the car would give the management plenty to be happy about.
However, there is plenty on their plate. Not only do they have to develop a car with the aerodynamic overhaul in mind, they will also be tasked with taking over the Honda engine.
Horner explained how this balancing act will prove to be tough for his team.
“It’s always tough, balancing a resource,” Horner said.
“We’ve got added challenges a budget cap this year, we’ve got a brand new set of regulations for 2022 and of course, we’re building our own power unit division.
“It’s pretty busy but everybody’s super motivated going into the year looking forward to the racing season.”
Horner was full of praise for Honda, who will quit the sport at the end of the upcoming season. He acknowledged that the Japanese outfit had left no stone unturned in its quest to provide the most competitive engine it can despite this fact.
“It’s great working with the Honda guys, they put a massive effort over the winter together with Exxon Mobil with the gains that they found on the fuel side,” Horner said.
“It’s a shame the partnership comes to an end this year. So we determined to sign off on a high. It feels that we’ve got ourselves into a decent shape in this hybrid era.”