Horner: It’s important for Honda to start the year with a good result.March 29, 2019
On Friday, before the start of the first training session in Bahrain, Max Verstappen found a problem in the hydraulics system, but Red Bull Racing was able to quickly eliminate it, and the Dutchman went to the track.
“We found a small leak in the hydraulic system, and it was necessary to deal with it, but, in my opinion, nothing serious,” commented team leader Christian Horner, stressing that everyone at Red Bull has a very positive attitude. – It’s nice that already in the first race of the season we went up to the podium, the result exceeded our expectations, because this year we have a new partner – now Honda supplies the engines.
Particularly pleased with the way Max Verstappen led the race, we were impressed by how he pressed Lewis Hamilton during the second half of the race. For Japanese motorists it was very important to start the season with a good result, because this is the first Honda podium in 11 years, and it became a source of additional motivation for everyone. We have very positive expectations, because the modernization of the engine continues.
If we talk about the Bahraini highway, here among the key factors is the maximum speed on the straight, but stability on braking is also important, and with this we have always been good. We have significantly reduced the backlog of Ferrari and Mercedes, but still there is still a backlog, and we work hard to minimize it. ”
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