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Horner delighted with Red Bull’s adaptation to 2022 rules

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY - JULY 29: Red Bull Racing Team Principal Christian Horner looks on in the Pitlane during practice ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Hungary at Hungaroring on July 29, 2022 in Budapest, Hungary. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images) // Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool.

Red Bull Racing team principal Christian Horner is happy with how the outfit performs in the 2022 F1 season.

Red Bull had to adjust the moment of their switch to the development of the 2022 car because of the championship battle with Mercedes. Nevertheless, the Milton Keynes-based outfit remained among the frontrunners after the introduction of the new technical regulations. They are 97 points ahead of Ferrari in the Constructors’ Championship.

“It’s been a remarkable first 13 races for us,” Horner said in an interview with RacingNews365.com.

“We came into the season off the back of last year, transitioning very late in the day compared to our opponents to this new set of regulations.

“I think the team has responded phenomenally well and for us to be in a competitive position from the first test is testament to the hard work that’s gone on behind the scenes.

“Obviously, the early races, we had some frustrations with reliability in Bahrain and in Australia. But we bounced back at race two in Jeddah, winning that race, and have had some epic fights [with Ferrari].

“It seems to be working pretty well, these new regs, in terms of creating closer racing, and I think we’ve maximized our opportunities.”

Horner was also thankful to all departments of the team for their efforts.

“There’s no single element to it, it’s a collective.

“I’m just delighted with the way the whole team is performing; the engineering staff, the technicians, the pit stops have been strong and consistent – we got the fastest stop of the year [so far] in Hungary.

“And, of course, what’s going on back in Milton Keynes – it’s been been a phenomenal reaction.”

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