Red Bull hopeful of challenging Mercedes
27 June 2014 – Christian Horner is hoping that Red Bull will be able to give Mercedes "a bit of a run for their money" at the upcoming British Grand Prix, as the squad looks to bounce back from a challenging weekend in Austria.
While Daniel Ricciardo battled his way to eighth at Spielberg, Sebastian Vettel was asked to retire his car, having dropped to the back of the order amid an early loss of power and clashed with Esteban Gutiérrez's Sauber.
But team boss Horner has chosen to draw on previous performances, most notably Ricciardo's Canadian Grand Prix victory, and engine partner Renault's incremental improvements as the paddock moves on to Silverstone.
"All things being equal obviously the Mercedes have got such an advantage at the moment it's going to be tough to beat them, but as we saw in Montreal, anything can happen and we're going to be pushing hard," he said.
"Renault are working hard on their side and hopefully we can give them a bit of a run for their money."
Red Bull holds second position in the Constructors' standings, 158 points adrift of Mercedes.