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.”