Christian Horner is barracking for Lotus to switch to customer Mercedes power for the 2015 season.
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Jos Verstappen thinks his son is a “hot” topic in the F1 paddock.
The Dutchman is perhaps best known for struggling in F1 with a bevy of midfield teams. But his 16-year-old son Max has made an impressive transition from karts to single seaters this year, winning no fewer than 7 races in European F3.
“The motives of McLaren and Ferrari are obvious”
Niki Lauda has played down the effect the removal of the complex ‘Fric’ system will have on F1′s dominant team. The triple world champion is also the F1 chairman at Mercedes, who along with Red Bull are considered the teams most affected by the FIA’s questioning of the legality of systems that mimic active suspension.
World champion Sebastian Vettel is not sure Red Bull can catch up with Mercedes by 2015.
Red Bull boss Dr Helmut Marko said at Silverstone last weekend that, “In 2015, we want to be on par with Mercedes.” After taking part in the post-British grand prix test on Wednesday, German Vettel said: “The gap to Mercedes is very big.
With Mercedes heading for 2014 spoils, Red Bull is setting its next targets in formula one.
“In 2015,” Dr Helmut Marko is quoted by Speed Week, “we want to be on par with Mercedes.” Adrian Newey may be stepping into the background, but the reigning world champions do not see chassis design as the problem. Rather, the fingers of blame have been squarely pointed at Renault.
Mercedes, the dominant team of 2014, and defending quadruple world champions Red Bull, are the perfect F1 enemies.
After winning on Red Bull’s home soil last weekend, Mercedes released an advertising hoarding with the slogan: “Silver Arrow gives you wings”. And, also after Sunday’s win at the Dietrich Mateschitz-owned and promoted Red Bull Ring, silver-clad personnel climbed the enormous iron bull statue in the centre of the circuit and decorated it with a huge three-pointed star necklace.
Christian Horner has added his denial to reports Red Bull could end its F1 engine crisis by building its own turbo V6.