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Horner thinks Red Bull will be successful in engine development

SOCHI, RUSSIA – SEPTEMBER 24: Red Bull Racing Team Principal Christian Horner talks in the Team Principals Press Conference during practice ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi Autodrom on September 24, 2021 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by XPB – Pool/Getty Images) // Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool.

Christian Horner is optimistic about Red Bull Powertrains’ prospects in 2022.

Why it matters: After Honda’s exit from Formula 1 at the end of the 2021 season, Red Bull Powertrains will take over the process of engine development for Red Bull Racing and AlphaTauri.


  • Horner believes that the team’s performance will be totally in their control.
  • The Red Bull Racing team principal is confident that they will prove they can make good engines.

What he had to say:

  • “We’re taking control of our own destiny,” Horner told Channel 4.
  • “Of course, it’s more responsibility, it’s more work. But if you apply the same basics to making chassis as engines, it’s about the right people, the right equipment, the right approach and philosophy.”
  • “We’ve demonstrated we can do it on the chassis side. A lot of people have written us off on the engine side already. ‘How could an energy drink [company] make a competitive engine?’ But that’s that’s all the motivation we need to say, ‘Yeah, we can’. Time will tell.”
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