Christian Horner, the head of Red Bull Racing, has recognized a potential challenge that comes with being Formula 1’s leading team.
As Red Bull secures another double-title victory season, their dominance in the sport has caught the attention of other teams.
In the past, Red Bull faced the uphill battle of trying to consistently outperform the Mercedes squad, but the tables have turned.
With a remarkable rise and a dominant position in the championship, Red Bull now stands at the forefront of F1.
However, this newfound leadership has brought a different set of challenges for Christian Horner as the team’s boss.
As they sit at the pinnacle of the sport, other outfits are determined to close the gap and keep Red Bull within their sights.
Their continued success relies on staying ahead of the competition that seeks to challenge their position of dominance.
When questioned by the media about the hurdles he encounters behind the scenes of Red Bull’s dominant performance, he openly shared his insights.
“The challenges are always different because, when you’re the hunter, you’ve got everybody focused on the target ahead of you,” said Horner.
“When you suddenly become the hunted, it’s a different type of pressure. Of course, we have numerous approaches from all these guys [other teams], obviously, chasing all our staff, sponsors, you name it!
“It’s just a different pressure. I think getting there is one thing, staying there is another, but I think the spirit of the culture that we have within the team is something that we’ve got great strength and depth in and have enjoyed great, great continuity over a long period of time which, again, is so important in this business.”