In a persistent response to Lewis Hamilton and teammate George Russell’s collective disapproval of the penalty imposed on Red Bull for violating Formula 1 cost cap regulations last year, Christian Horner wasted no time defending his team.
Facing a 10 per cent reduction in wind tunnel testing time this year due to their overspending during the 2021 season, Red Bull remained undeterred. Despite this setback, their RB19 cars have consistently dominated the grid, showcasing unparalleled speed and performance.
Red Bull has solidified its position as a dominant force. Even with Mercedes as their closest competitor, the point gap of 208 after just 10 races has put them in a league of their own.
However, Christian Horner remains steadfast in his belief that the loss of wind tunnel time has indeed posed challenges for his team.
Undeterred by the sceptics, he swiftly responded to Hamilton and Russell’s remarks, subtly hinting that their complaints might be rooted in their own cars’ performance.
As per Mirror.co.uk, Horner said: “Believe me, the hit we’ve taken with the lack of wind tunnel time compared to our competitors is a massive compromise.”
“If wind tunnels don’t count, why don’t we just get rid of them?
“It’s easy to throw shade when you’re not performing. It’s one of the things in Formula 1 that will always continue to happen. I’m just incredibly proud of the job our teams are doing with the constraints and the handicap we have.”