Red Bull Racing Team Principal Christian Horner believes that the team will be unable to better their current 3rd place standing in the Constructor’s Championship.
However, Horner’s focus instead is attempting to outscore rivals Ferrari in the final nine rounds of the 2017 season.
“From a championship point of view, the gap to us and Mercedes and Ferrari is too big to haul back, but I would least like to outscore Ferrari in the second half of the year,” Horner spoke.
“If we can get into a situation to challenge for podiums, and the higher places on the podium, at a couple of races between now and the end of the year that is a realistic and aggressive target for us.”
The Team Boss also believes that Red Bull lost “two to two-and-a-half months” worth of time to develop the car as they ran into wind tunnel problems and the RB13 during testing. Despite this, he is hopeful that the team will show its strength after the summer break.
“It was really Barcelona when we started to see good progress and ever since we’ve managed to get more and more performance to the car,” Horner added.
“We’ve made good progress but we’re hoping for a much more competitive second half of the season.“