Horner: Our problems have nothing to do with the new directive

In Singapore, Red Bull Racing experienced the worst stage of the season: both team drivers did not reach the final qualifying and in the race Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez finished fifth and eighth.

There was speculation in the paddock that this drop in results was due to the new technical guideline TD018, which aims to tighten control over the flexibility of the wings, but Red Bull Racing head Christian Horner assures that this is not the case.

“I know everyone wants to blame the technical directive for the declining results, but unfortunately we cannot do that because we have not changed any part of the car,” said Christian Horner after the finish of the race in Singapore. – There were no changes at all.

Even before we went to Singapore we knew the battle would get tougher, but on Friday it was a surprise to us how far behind we were. I think the results are down to us not being able to get the car in range, especially on one fast lap. And if the settings are not optimal, the tires feel terrible. Nothing worked.

I believe that due to the fact that the car could not be brought into the operating range, its weaknesses appeared. However, we learned a very useful lesson for the next season. We have learned a lot and hopefully we can solve these problems in the next RB20.”

Source: F1 News

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