Red Bull Team Principal Christian Horner Warns of Limited Opportunities to Fine-Tune Car During Sprint Race Weekends

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Red Bull team principal Christian Horner has cautioned his team about the limited chances they will have to make adjustments to their car during the remaining sprint race weekends in the 2023 Formula 1 season. With three of the last six races featuring sprint formats, starting with the Qatar Grand Prix, Horner emphasized the challenges these formats pose, despite Red Bull already securing the 2023 constructors’ championship.

Their primary focus now is to secure Max Verstappen the drivers’ championship, and he currently leads teammate Sergio Perez by 177 points. Verstappen needs to maintain a lead of 146 points after the Qatar GP to claim the title. However, Horner expressed concerns about the limited car setup opportunities provided by sprint weekends.

During these sprint race weekends, teams have just one practice session to fine-tune their cars, which can be a significant challenge if they don’t find the right setup. Weather conditions or compromised sessions can add complexity to the task.

Red Bull’s RB19 car has been dominant throughout the 2023 season, winning 15 of the 16 races. Horner acknowledged the unpredictability of specific races that might pose challenges but didn’t specify any. He did mention that Brazil was a challenging race for them last year, keeping expectations in check for the upcoming races.

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