Christian Horner expressed his 'confusion'

"We have tried different things with setup, different preparations and it's just not happened. "

by Sead Dedovic
Christian Horner expressed his 'confusion'
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Red Bull team principal Christian Horner, but also the fans of this team are still not aware of everything that happened at the Singapore GP. Red Bull had a disastrous night after both drivers were out in Q2. Horner cannot understand what the biggest problem is and why they were so bad.

The Red Bull leaders and the rest of the team have a lot of work to do. "It's very very confusing to have dropped the amount of pace we have. The car is not responding to changes - understeer, oversteer, braking issues,” Horner said, as quoted by!

"It's like we haven't managed to get the tyre into the right working window. Usually when you see a gap that big, it's because the tyre isn't fundamentally working. We have tried different things with setup, different preparations and it's just not happened.

A lot for us to understand tonight to try and turnaround and it will be very, very tough for us to make good progress tomorrow but we will be trying very hard”. Christian is especially surprised considering that these are the same cars that worked wonders in the previous two races.

“The car that we have here for qualifying is essentially the identical car that we had two weeks ago in Monza and a week before that in Zandvoort”.

Christian Horner on changes

When asked whether Red Bull's performance had been affected by the technical directive clamping down on flexi-wings, Horner responded, "No." “No.

Nothing’s changed on the car. We tried a new aero part on Friday. We thought ‘ok we’ll revert on that component’." At this moment, they do not intend to give up. Red Bull wants to be as good as it has been so far.

This is precisely why these qualifications really surprised many. “It’s a tried and tested set-up that we have but it just hasn’t responded on this circuit, on this asphalt. Trying to get the tyres into the window has been very, very hard for both drivers.

We’ll see tomorrow. We won’t give up on anything but starting outside the top-10, on a track that’s really hard to overtake at, we’ve got quite a lot on”.

Christian Horner