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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.
Toto Wolff has revealed he had “a long row” with F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone.
Last month, Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo called for a meeting with the sport’s key stakeholders. The common perception in the paddock is that Ecclestone, 83, is resisting the modern era of the internet, and so Montezemolo said the likes of Google and Apple should come along.
Drivers at Force India and Williams appear unlikely to feature in this year’s F1 ‘silly season’.
He may now be an ‘ex-billionaire’ as his airline sinks, and he is set to begin the new financial year by facing court in India as an alleged ‘wilful defaulter’, but Vijay Mallya’s Force India team is doing well in formula one.