(Motorsport-Total.com) – Crimson Bull has a clear goal for the season 2020 set: to win the world championship with Max Verstappen. To have a probability against the competition from Mercedes and Ferrari, the crew must be victorious from the start of the season in Melbourne. A new philosophy is to prevent slow originals.
In the season 2019 be Crimson Bull was hit hard by a rule change regarding the front wing and only became victorious thanks to an update in Austria, Helmut Marko informed during the winter break. The inferiority in the first races has a swiftly tradition, 2020 that should change.
Already the auto presentation (12. February) takes place much earlier this season than in the past, a whole week before the winter tests in Barcelona. This is to solve problems before the start of the test.
Team boss Christian Horner said at a tournament in London on Monday that the change from Renault to Honda engines and the changes to the front wing of his crew in the have damaged past Frosty weather. “This year we also changed our philosophy.”
Due to the stability in the regulations, the team was able to focus on the weaknesses of the RB 15 concentrate and at the same time expand your strengths These improvements should result in the new RB 16. “Thanks to this continuity, the crew is keen to keep up with Mercedes and to challenge them.”
The British are not only confident about the strong make-up of groups at the end of the season , but also the progress of engine partner Honda. The Japanese would challenge Crimson Bull with their work on the chassis side.
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“A big factor for usa is the drive unit to get into this competition. And Honda has done such a great job with every development in the previous year. They have more power, more energy. It seems that we are now very close to Mercedes. “
The third component for a successful year: the drivers. Max Verstappen and Alexander Albon are just the right pilots to reach the goal, Horner believes. “We are better prepared and earlier this year than in the past five years.”
Horner still sees Mercedes as the favorite for the world title. “We will take to heart all of the lessons we learned from the previous year to take on the fight with Mercedes and Ferrari. But we must not forget that they are the reigning world champions, so they will also be favorites this season. “
Horner also adds:” With stability in all areas, from drivers to technical non-public, we built momentum in the second half of last year. I think we can are in a very good position to start fighting with them this season. “