Horner: We will fight all the way to Abu Dhabi

Christian Horner not giving up

Christian Horner not giving up

After four years of huge success, 2014 has been a relatively barren season for Red Bull who have only won one grand prix but this is no deterrent for the reigning Formula 1 World Champions whose team principal is adamant that they will fight all the way to the final race of the season.

Speaking ahead of the Hungarian Grand Prix, Horner told media, “I can’t speak for other teams, but this team will fight all the way to Abu Dhabi because everything we learn this year has a relevance for next year. Obviously, Mercedes will have to do something pretty catastrophic to lose this championship.”

Daniel Ricciardo scored the team’s only victory so far this season when he won his maiden grand prix in Canada, while world champion Sebastian Vettel – who in five season won 38 times – has yet to win a race in 2014.

Sebastian Vettel leads Daniel Ricciardo

Sebastian Vettel leads Daniel Ricciardo

“But we don’t give up on anything,” insisted Horner. “Every race weekend is an opportunity, and we’ve nine further opportunities to develop the car and learn from it before next year when the rules are pretty stable.”

Despite a woeful start to their season, with a problematic Renault power unit, the champions established themselves as ‘best-of-the-rest’ behind the dominant Mercedes outfit.

A ‘revolution’ at Renault took place, in an effort to address the situation which both parties hope will re-establish them at the sharp end of the grid and back to their winning ways.

“The changes in management  [at Renault] are much more positive, they are much more involved. They are embracing the fact that there is an issue and looking to make changes to make sure that we start to close that gap to Mercedes. Of course it will take a little bit of time, but the right attitude is there now to start to making progress,” declared Horner on the changes to  the organisational structure of their engine partner. (GP247)