'All Areas Have Been Revisited' Says Horner On RB20 Development

by Adam OndrikWednesday, 24 January 2024 at 05:00
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The team principal of the Red Bull Racing team asserted in a recent interview his team had revisited every single part of their RB19 car ahead of the 2024 season.
RB19 (Red Bull's 2023 car) will go down in history as the most dominant car ever built in F1. It allowed the team to win 21 out of 22 races of the season and completely dominate both Constructors' and Drivers' Championships.
While it is widely considered a work of art, and many teams would give everything to have a car like that, both CFOs Adrian Newey and Max Verstappen suggested they still saw quite a few shortcomings.
Going into the 2024 season, the team would, of course, try to eliminate these. The triple World Champion said he would like to see improvement in performance on street circuits in general.
Namely, factors like performance in low-speed corners, on bumps, and curbs are something the 26-year-old can definitely imagine better than it was on RB19.
Christian Horner suggested the team worked hard on eliminating all the flaws of the previous car and making it better by revisiting every single aspect. He told Speedcafe:

"All areas have been revisited in the car, we can't afford to have any complacency."

Red Bull's main rival teams like Mercedes or Ferrari, promised significant changes as they had to choose a more risky strategy in order to catch up with the Austrian team.
Red Bull, on the other hand, is in the position of a team that ended the 2023 season with a pace advantage over their competitors and quite a headstart in development.
Therefore, it makes much more sense for the team to play it more safely and continue evolving their current concept. Horner added:

“The car is very much an evolution of a theme. We're not reinventing the wheel, so that has been very much the route of the engineering over the last 12 months.