2018 Crimson Bull chassis was one in all group’s greatest – Horner
Crimson Bull produced the most effective chassis within the group’s historical past in 2018, in line with group principal Christian Horner.
Whereas no different Renault-powered automobile even completed on the rostrum final yr, the RB14 received 4 races final season, with a fifth escaping the group when Max Verstappen tangled with backmarker Esteban Ocon whereas main in Brazil. That represents the group’s highest variety of race wins in a single season within the V6 turbo period, and Horner says the chassis was up there with Crimson Bull’s strongest ever.
“It’s all the time straightforward to say ifs, buts and maybes,” Horner stated. “If there would have been one other 40KW at the back of the automobile then the season might have seemed fairly completely different. Hats off to everybody at Milton Keynes to arguably producing one in all our greatest ever chassis. If you happen to have a look at the opposite customers with the identical engine, there’s a world of distinction.”
<h2 class="related__header">Extra Method 1!</h2><a category="block block--related" href="https://racer.com/2019/01/10/former-porsche-wec-boss-seidl-joins-mclaren/" data-track="-in-article-related-auto"><h2 class="block__title">Former Porsche WEC boss Seidl joins McLaren</h2><h2 class="block__title">Kubica's impression already felt at Williams</h2><h2 class="block__title">Pirelli confirmed belief in Liberty with new contract</h2></apart> <p>Regardless of the upper variety of victories, Crimson Bull’s last factors tally of 418 was decrease than the 468 it managed as runner-up to Mercedes in 2016. On that event, there have been two wins however solely two retirements and one didn't begin, in comparison with 12 failures to complete final season.</p> <p>Crimson Bull is hopeful the change to Honda energy will enable the group to problem for victories on a extra common foundation within the coming season, and Horner says the transition from Renault has been made simpler by Honda’s UK location and current partnership with Toro Rosso.</p> <p>“Communication in any enterprise, particularly on this sport, is a crucial aspect. Clearly Honda being based mostly in Japan however their UK base is simply across the nook from us in Milton Keynes.</p> <p>“We’ve clearly bought an enormous quantity of dialogue happening between the teams and up to now it’s all been very constructive and I believe we’ve discovered a really wholesome working surroundings that we’ve been nurturing via the connection with Crimson Bull Expertise, Toro Rosso and Honda, that we don’t go into [the 2019 season] utterly afresh.”</p>