Horner: Difficult to Improve RB20

Kevin Magnussen and other fans would like to see someone other than Max Verstappen dominate Formula 1, but Red Bull team boss Christian Horner is focused on staying ahead of the competition and believes next year will be much more competitive.

Highlights

‣ Kevin Magnussen was bored of Max Verstappen’s dominance and would like to see someone else win
‣ Christian Horner knows that success in Formula 1 does not last forever
‣ Horner predicts a much more competitive and challenging year in 2024
‣ Red Bull is working hard to stay ahead of the competition and improve their cars


Formula 1 driver Kevin Magnussen recently shared some feelings with the media about Max Verstappen’s current dominance in the sport. “as a fan, the Dane would get bored of Max Verstappen’s dominance.” Magnussen is not the only one who feels this way. However, Christian Horner, Red Bull Racing’s team boss, understands and is prepared. He told Bloomberg, “I think with stable regulations, we can already see teams improving behind us. I think that next year it’s gonna converge and we’re in for a much more tight championship next year and also 2025 before another reset with new regulations for 2026. I’m expecting a much, much tougher year in 2024.”
Horner acknowledges the ever-changing nature of success in the sport. He has experienced the peaks and valleys with Red Bull Racing over the years. “I think that next year it’s gonna converge and we’re in for a much more tight championship next year and also 2025 before another reset with new regulations for 2026. I’m expecting a much, much tougher year in 2024.”
Looking ahead to the next season, “Horner expects a lot from competition in ’24.” He knows that the team at Milton Keynes needs to remain vigilant and working hard to build a strong RB20 in order to stay ahead of the competition. “You’re always looking to improve because you can guarantee our competitors are gonna be improving. They will be copying some of the philosophy of our car. That’s undoubted. We’re already seeing that starting to happen and we just gotta keep trying to move the goalposts, to try and keep developing and improving ourselves. Of course, for the last few months, the factory had been very, very focused on that but, of course, you start to get into diminishing returns. It’s gonna be tough to improve the RB20 next year significantly from where RB19 has been this year,” Horner shared.

Albert Ramirez
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