HORNER: EVERYONE SHOULD WORRY ABOUT RACING POINT
Christian Horner, the Red Bull Racing Main Team, believes that Racing Point could eventually constitute a new heavyweight opponent in F1.
All Formula 1 teams should be fearful of Racing Point’s pace in 2020, according to Red Bull’s team principal Christian Horner.
After a somewhat disappointing qualifying session in wet conditions for the Silverstone-based squad, both Sergio Perez and Lance Stroll managed to score points in the race, with the former climbing from P17 to P5.
Racing Point has been making headlines ever since it unveiled its 2020 car, which possesses resemblance to Mercedes’ W10
The team is now under investigation by the FIA after Renault lodged a protest over the car’s legality following the Styrian Grand Prix, however Racing Point is confident that the complaint will be dismissed.
Horner says that during the second race in Austria, there were some worrying signs for other teams as it was matching the pace of Valtteri Bottas in the front-running Mercedes challenger.
“I think everybody would be worried by the Racing Point,” Horner said. “Perez was quicker than the Mercedes at that point in the race.
“Bearing in mind that Bottas was on tyres that were within one lap of age to the Racing Point, Perez was three or four tenths quicker.”
Perez caught Red Bull’s Alexander Albon towards the end of the race, however contact was made between the pair, severely damaging Perez’s front wing.
Horner commended Albon for managing to keep Perez behind and is encouraged by the pace of the Thai-British driver compared to Bottas on the medium compound.
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