Red Bull the team to beat believes Barrichello 6 May, 2013 Rubens Barrichello With the European phase of the 2013 F1 world championship season now dawning, Rubens Barrichello thinks Red Bull is a step ahead. Indeed, drivers’ title leader Sebastian Vettel is the only multiple race winner of the season so far, while Red Bull is also off to an early lead in the constructors’ standings. “Ferrari is very consistent,” Brazilian veteran Barrichello told Totalrace, “and the car is a lot like the Red Bull in terms of pace and consistency. “But the Red Bull is really the team to beat; they have a little bit more of everything,” said the 40-year-old, a new commentator for Brazilian television Globo. “The Mercedes is a car that gets the tyres working for a great lap on Saturday,” Barrichello continued, “but in the race they can’t maintain the same pace. “The Lotus is a very well balanced car that does not have the speed in qualifying, but saves the tyres very well in the races. “A fifth team that (like Lotus) also looks after the tyres and is quietly achieving is Force India. Their race pace is very good,” Barrichello added. Also failing to mention usual grandee McLaren, Red Bull team boss Christian Horner fundamentally agrees with Barrichello’s assessment. “Ferrari is strong,” he is quoted by the Mirror newspaper, “Lotus has a good car, and the Mercedes – certainly over a single lap – is very strong.” (GMM) Related NewsWebber: Vettel was making many mistakesVerstappen set for FP1 debut at SuzukaSilly Season Update: Honda want Vettel and NeweyHorner: We never realised just how good Daniel isVideo: Vettel drives first ever full lap of Russian GP venueRicciardo: We will keep fightingVettel to get new race engineer for 2015Red Bull: A phenomenal performance to get our 50th winAre Red Bull really building their own F1 engine?Ricciardo: We’ve setup the car for a dry race ee Ferrari clearly have the best car. They just need to stop screwing up so they get the results in. Apex Assassin Thanks Reubens, I couldn’t read the standings myself.