Red Bull admitted that its decision to bring some upgrades for the 2021 car is not compromising the upcoming season, which will see many regulation changes.
The Milton Keynes team is developing its car a lot, even more, than Mercedes is doing. Plus, for the next race weekend, the Silver Arrows are set to bring their last upgrade of the season. Red Bull, on the other hand, has never spoken about a possible last upgrade.
Moreover, Red Bull Team Principal, Christian Horner, stated in Austria that the team will not stop upgrading its car and wants to improve its performance even more.
“You’ve got to go week by week, race by race and I think the team’s doing a great job of balancing the challenges of this year and next year,” he explained about the potential to not risk its 2022 efforts.
“It’s nothing new. I mean a lot is being made of it at the moment, but we’ve had big regulation changes in the past so you just have got to balance your resource and apply it to what needs the most. I think the team is working incredibly hard, extremely well, and effectively.”
Red Bull is in great shape right now, having dominated the five last races. However, the Milton Keynes-based team is well aware that at Silverstone things could be a bit different since the track has always been a winning venue for Mercedes in the hybrid era.
“It’s a shame we don’t have more races in Austria,” said Horner. “Because now we head to a circuit that has been very much a Mercedes stronghold for the last seven years.
“It’s also different challenges with the sprint race introduction, and a different format that weekend. Mercedes have been enormously strong there over the years. And, Lewis [Hamilton] has his home support as well. So we expect it to be a big challenge.
“We know it’s such a stronghold for Mercedes. So it’s going to be fascinating to see if we can take this form into what is our next home race.
“I think we have found a good working window with the car over the last few races and I think that hopefully, we can work within that window at Silverstone.”