Horner would ‘rather fix a fast car than make a slow one fast’

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Horner would ‘rather fix a fast car than make a slow one fast’

Solely ending half the variety of races they’ve began this yr, Christian Horner insists he would reasonably Pink Bull attempt to “repair a quick automotive” than make a sluggish one fast.

Pink Bull’s RB18 is a quick automotive, but additionally a really unreliable one.

In three races, Max Verstappen has twice retired whereas operating in second place whereas the one race he has completed, in Saudi Arabia, he received.

His team-mate Sergio Perez has additionally been bitten by the unreliability bug, the Mexican driver failing to complete the Bahrain Grand Prix.

It’s a huge drawback for Pink Bull as Perez is 41 factors off the tempo within the Drivers’ Championship and Verstappen an extra 5 adrift.

The Constructors’ shouldn’t be wanting a lot better, Pink Bull with simply 55 factors, 49 behind Ferrari.

Horner is looking for the silver lining.

He instructed The Race: “I’d reasonably repair a quick automotive than attempt to make a dependable and sluggish one quick.”

However whereas that may be a good sentiment, what it isn’t is popping that tempo into factors.

Pink Bull have three DNFs already this season with AlphaTauri additionally having engine-related points of their Pink Bull-branded Honda energy unit.

Horner says they’ve all been unrelated points.

“None of them have been associated, so clearly want to know these and tackle them rapidly,” stated the Briton.

However he isn’t giving up hope – in any case, there are nonetheless 19, in all probability 20, races to be run this season.

“Even on a day once we weren’t as fast as Ferrari, we had a assured second place within the first two races,” he stated.

“With Max we’ve given up 36 factors for the workforce, and for the workforce [overall] 50 factors.

 

“Whenever you have a look at that, each the Constructors’ and Drivers’ Championship could be loads totally different.

“There’s nonetheless an enormous share of the championship to run however we have to get on high of the problems rapidly.”

 

 

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