Jenson Button considered switching to Toro Rosso at the end of 2008, Red Bull team boss Christian Horner has revealed.
Ultimately, after Honda announced its shock departure from the sport, Ross Brawn led a management buy-out of the Brackley based team, and Button went onto become 2009 world champion. Read more... (144 words, estimated 35 secs reading time)
Forget the ‘big three’ — Christian Horner has admitted teams other than Red Bull, McLaren and Ferrari made the “strongest impression” on him last week at Jerez.
“Lotus and Sauber left the strongest impression,” the Red Bull chief said, according to Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport. “All the others are still difficult to assess,” added Horner. Read more... (159 words, estimated 38 secs reading time)
Christian Horner thinks ‘vanity panels’ are here to stay.
This year, the FIA has allowed designers to cover the unseemly ‘step’ in the noses – which were created by an anomaly in the 2012 rules – with a non-structural laminate. Some teams bought into the idea of a smooth nose wholeheartedly for 2013, including McLaren and Ferrari. Read more... (153 words, estimated 37 secs reading time)
Red Bull’s Dr Helmut Marko has refuted rumours that team boss Christian Horner could be headed to Ferrari in the near future.
Horner has recently visited Maranello and this has prompted rumours that he could be defecting to the scarlet-clad F1 team. This is despite the fact that several noted F1 figures were also present – including Bernie Ecclestone, Martin Whitmarsh and Niki Lauda – to discuss the Concorde Agreement with Luca di Montezemolo. Read more... (95 words, estimated 23 secs reading time)
Christian Horner was not at Maranello recently to discuss his or Adrian Newey’s possible switch to Ferrari.
When the Red Bull team boss was spotted at Ferrari’s fabled headquarters, it fired into action the speculative minds of the Italian and – in turn – the international press. Read more... (204 words, estimated 49 secs reading time)
According to Red Bull’s Christian Horner, Felipe Massa is lucky to have kept his seat at Ferrari.
Asked if he would have inked a new deal with Brazilian Massa in 2013, Horner admitted: “No, I don’t think I would have. Unfortunately, it’s a tough business, and results-based,” he told the book The Official Formula 1 Season Review 2012. Read more... (256 words, estimated 1:01 mins reading time)
Team boss Christian Horner has admitted car designer Adrian Newey is “a little late” with next year’s Red Bull.
The Briton made the admission on the Red Bull-sponsored Austrian television channel Servus TV. Pre-season testing for the 2013 season will begin in Spain in early February. Read more... (180 words, estimated 43 secs reading time)
Christian Horner has admitted “human error” led to Sebastian Vettel having to start Sunday’s Abu Dhabi grand prix from the back of the field. Read more... (208 words, estimated 50 secs reading time)
Christian Horner thinks GP2 Luiz Razia deserves a place on the 2013 F1 grid.
With one round to go, the 23-year-old is chasing Davide Valsecchi for this year’s GP2 championship. Earlier this week, he tested for the Force India team at Magny Cours. In GP2, he drives for Red Bull team boss Horner’s Arden team. Read more... (128 words, estimated 31 secs reading time)
Red Bull team boss Christian Horner has said that he thinks Lewis Hamilton will stay with McLaren. Rumours are flying over what team Hamilton will be driving for next season – with many believing that he will be with Mercedes, however Horner told Servus TV that he believes the British driver will stay with his current team. Read more... (196 words, estimated 47 secs reading time)