The head of the Red Bull Racing Christian Horner was pleased with the beginning of the racing weekend of the Grand Prix of Australia in the performance of the Austrian team.
At the end of the first Friday’s training session, Daniel ricciardo was best of the rest behind the two Mercedes drivers, Max Verstappen showed the fourth time.
“We compared several formulations of tyres, the racers were quite pleased with the balance of the car, so that’s a good start, – said Horner in an interview with Sky Sports F1. – At the start of the season no one is immune from reliability issues, but so far we’re doing well”.
During the first workout of Mercedes were the only team who used the soft compound tyre Ultrasoft. As admitted by Horner, the decision of the defending Champions surprised him.
“At the winter tests the difference between the Supersoft and Ultrasoft was within a few tenths. Maybe the handicap a little more, given the conditions on the track, he continued. – I was surprised that at the first practice in the Mercedes decided to use these tires. We can assume that in the second session they will not use this part”.
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