Red Bull boss impressed by Lotus and Sauber 12 February, 2013 Christian Horner Forget the big three – Christian Horner has admitted teams other than Red Bull, McLaren and Ferrari made the “strongest impression” on him last week at Jerez. “Lotus and Sauber left the strongest impression,” the Red Bull chief said, according to Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport. “All the others are still difficult to assess,” added Horner. The German magazine’s correspondent Michael Schmidt said the new grey Sauber had Nico Hulkenberg “smiling” all week as the opening test at Jerez unfolded. “Eyewitnesses say the C32 is the best car in the field in fast corners,” said Schmidt. Swiss newspaper Blick’s veteran correspondent Roger Benoit, meanwhile, quoted Hulkenberg as confiding to his Sauber colleagues: “Guys, this car goes like the devil.” As for Lotus, both Romain Grosjean and Kimi Raikkonen each tasted the top of the timesheets during the four-day test. “We are quite surprised,” admitted the always-grinning Frenchman Grosjean, according to RMC. “I think everybody saw my smile.” (GMM) Tweet Related NewsMallya: Red Bull cheats on the regulationsSad farewell for Vettel as an era ends for Red BullRed Bull play hardball block Vettel’s Ferrari testNewey says all F1 cars’ front wings flexingLegality of Red Bull RB10 front wing questionedRed Bull and Infiniti burn rubber in DubaiVettel: It will be emotional but maybe we get a final podiumHorner claims Renault is 75 bhp down on MercedesAbu Dhabi GP: Red Bull drivers preview Yas MarinaRed Bull: Engine freeze situation is ridiculous Tamburello_1994 Last year the hot team pre season was Toro Roso. What happened to that? Veterans Caskets nice one dude !!