Tag Archive: Christian Horner

Nov 25

Liberty set to offer teams advance on payments after revenue drop

“Probably we’re looking at 2019, 2020 and particularly 2021 before we’re going to see the fruits of their investment.”

2017-10-22_0534Liberty Media is set to offer Formula 1 teams an advance on payments in order to make up for a recent revenue shortfall, according to Red Bull chief Christian Horner. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 08

Horner ‘very encouraged’ by 2021 F1 engine plans

“But I think the drivers are the biggest importance, teams or chassis secondary, and the engine tertiary.”

20170324-063Red Bull team boss Christian Horner is “very encouraged” by Formula 1’s early engine plans for the 2021 season as the sport’s bosses look to increase the sound of the power units while making them more affordable. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 07

Verstappen supports idea of permanent stewards in F1

“I honestly think we have to head into that direction”

2017-10-22_0386Max Verstappen would give his backing to a permanent set of FIA stewards at Formula 1 events in the wake of the controversy surrounding his penalty at the United States Grand Prix last month. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 20

Red Bull Racing and Max Verstappen extend relationship through 2020

Formula One’s youngest grand prix champion commits to the long term with Red Bull Racing

02 - Red Bull RacingMax Verstappen: “Red Bull has supported me from the very beginning. I’m looking forward to accomplishing more with this team.” Christian Horner: “Max has had a phenomenal start with us, and we are as hungry for success as he is.”

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Oct 11

Horner: Red Bull wants Ricciardo, Verstappen until 2020

Ricciardo’s current Red Bull contract expires at the end of 2018

2017-06-09-08-47-11_0024Red Bull team principal Christian Horner says despite Daniel Ricciardo being out of contract at the end of next year he is determined to see the Australian driver and team-mate Max Verstappen remain as its driver line-up “until 2020.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 25

Red Bull Racing confirms Aston Martin as title partner from 2018

Driving future innovation

2017-09-25 - Aston Martin Red Bull Racing logoEighteen months after launching an Innovation Partnership that led to the redefinition of automotive possibility with the game-changing Aston Martin Valkyrie hypercar, Red Bull Racing is set to similarly redefine the Formula One grid with the announcement that the iconic sports car brand Aston Martin is to become its title partner from 2018 onwards, with the team competing as ‘Aston Martin Red Bull Racing’. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 20

Horner: F1 engines have zero road relevance

“The engines make no relevance to what is happening in everyday road car use and the aerodynamics don’t crossover.”

20170324-063Christian Horner has continued to criticise Formula 1’s current engine regulations by explaining they have ‘zero road relevance’ to road cars and the sport should focus on drivers and teams rather than technology. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 19

Ferrari: No need to speculate after controversial tweet

The clash was sparked into further controversy when Ferrari’s official twitter account placed the blame solely on Verstappen

Ferrari crash départ SingapourFerrari has attempted to ease the backlash from its controversial tweet which blamed Max Verstappen for crashing into Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel to see the three retire on the opening lap of the Singapore Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 14

Ecclestone: It’s McLaren’s fault for Honda failure

“The Renault deal is all done. Alonso staying is super news.”

Zak Brown- Bernie EcclestoneFormula 1 chairman emeritus Bernie Ecclestone has pointed the finger of blame at McLaren for its split from Honda after three years of unreliable and underpowered engines. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 16

Sainz has ‘no intention’ of breaking Red Bull F1 contract

Sainz currently races alongside Daniil Kvyat at Toro Rosso

2017-06-11_3325Carlos Sainz Jr. says he has “no intention” of breaking his Formula 1 contract with parent team Red Bull amid speculation about his racing plans for 2018. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 08

Horner backs Verstappen to respond after tough first half of season

Verstappen has picked up just one podium finish through the opening 11 rounds in 2017

2017-06-09-14-12-21_1531Red Bull Formula 1 chief Christian Horner has tipped Max Verstappen to bounce back after the summer break following a difficult first half of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 22

Horner: F1 ‘at a crossroads’ on future engines, Liberty influence key

“I think what’s really interesting is that Formula One is effectively at a crossroads with the new regulations”

2017-06-09-08-47-08_0023Red Bull team principal Christian Horner believes Formula 1 must decide upon its core objectives which will lead discussions on future engine regulations and hints new owners Liberty could hold the key with a focus on the show element of the sport.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 19

Difficult to apply ‘immature’ Shield for F1 2018 – Horner

The Shield is expected to be debated in today’s [Wednesday] Strategy Group meeting

Difficult to apply ‘immature’ Shield for F1 2018 - HornerThe controversial ‘Shield’ concept will be ‘difficult’ for even a big budget team to apply to a 2018 F1 chassis even if the FIA decided to go ahead with the device now, according to Christian Horner.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 06

Red Bull Racing puck off

At the Red Bull Akademie in Salzburg

2017-07-06 - Red Bull Racing puck offRed Bull Racing drivers Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen swapped their race boots for ice skates to take on the Red Bull Racing PUCK OFF challenge at the Red Bull Akademie in Salzburg.

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Jun 26

Vettel had ‘a tourettes moment’ hitting Hamilton – Horner

“He’s obviously had, momentarily, a tourettes moment. “

20170324-063Red Bull Formula 1 chief Christian Horner says that Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel had a “tourettes moment” during Sunday’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix when he swiped Lewis Hamilton while running behind the safety car.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 01

Horner expects Red Bull to struggle in Canada, Azerbaijan, Austria

“I don’t want to talk about engines anymore, just about TAG Heuers.”

Horner expects Red Bull to struggle in Canada, Azerbaijan, AustriaRed Bull Formula 1 chief Christian Horner expects the next three races in Canada, Azerbaijan and Austria to be difficult for the team given its current power weakness. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 20

Horner would be ‘highly surprised’ if Mercedes helps Honda

“And Renault and Mercedes? I think the problem element would be Red Bull.”

Horner would be 'highly surprised' if Mercedes helps HondaRed Bull Formula 1 chief Christian Horner would be “highly surprised” if Mercedes helped Honda get up to speed with its power unit for future seasons. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 14

Verstappen puts faith in mutual Ricciardo ‘respect’

“Of course you want to be there and challenge for a victory, but if it’s not possible you just have to deal with it”

20170326-017Max Verstappen has dismissed the suggestion his relationship with Red Bull Racing team-mate Daniel Ricciardo could change if there are higher stakes at play in races. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 28

Horner: Judge F1 overtaking after Bahrain

“I think we have to reserve judgement until after two or three races”

20170325-029Red Bull boss Christian Horner has urged fans to hold off on their verdicts on overtaking with the 2017 F1 cars and the new technical regulations until after the second and third races of the season in China and Bahrain. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 04

Horner: F1 will take time to realise Ecclestone’s achievements

“I think what we’re interested in is further down the line is what are Liberty’s plans?”

Horner: F1 will take time to realise Ecclestone’s achievementsRed Bull Racing chief Christian Horner thinks it will take Formula 1 some time to truly realise Bernie Ecclestone’s achievements and contribution following his exit as CEO in January. Read the rest of this entry »

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