Horner: We will fight all the way to Abu Dhabi
24 July 2014 – Red Bull Team Principal Christian Horner has insisted that the reigning World Champions will keep "fighting all the way to Abu Dhabi", despite admitting that their title prospects are slim.
Red Bull trails runaway leaders Mercedes by a massive 178 points heading to this weekend's Hungarian Grand Prix at the Hungaroring.
But while Horner concedes something "catastrophic" will have to happen now to stop Mercedes taking the title, he is adamant the Milton Keynes-based squad is not going to give up on 2014.
"I cannot talk for other teams but this team will fight all the way to Abu Dhabi," Horner told British newspaper, The Daily Telegraph.
"Everything we learn this year has a relevance for next year. We won't give up. Every race weekend is an opportunity."
"Mercedes will have to do something catastrophic to lose this championship but we have nine further opportunities to develop the car ready for next year when the regulations are stable," he added.
"Our chassis is very strong but we need a better step [in the engine] and we are desperate for that.
"Hungary is a good opportunity for us. Mercedes are in a great position but, hopefully, we will be a little bit closer."