With F1 groups getting ready for a guidelines revolution subsequent yr, quite a few outfits – together with Mercedes – elected to freeze their present designs early within the marketing campaign to focus extra on their new automobiles.
However Pink Bull has bucked the pattern and been aggressive in bringing a collection of upgrades to its RB16B in its bid to make sure it does every part to attempt to win the present F1 title.
Horner has repeatedly mentioned that he thinks the staff shouldn’t be sacrificing its 2022 efficiency by pushing so arduous this season.
And he’s clear that there was no manner he might have accepted doing something totally different.
“It’s embedded in who we’re as a race staff that it isn’t in our tradition to surrender on any season,” Horner advised Autosport.
“After all we’ve got the constraints of the funds cap as properly, which makes life barely extra sophisticated.
“However individuals have quick time period reminiscences on this sport, and you have to go for it.
“Each race is a chance and if it means individuals should work a bit of bit tougher, and some longer hours to allow that, then completely all people is as much as that problem.”
Christian Horner, Group Principal, Pink Bull Racing
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Requested if he was shocked that Mercedes had chosen to name time so early on growing its 2021 automotive, Horner mentioned: “I do not know what their constraints are.
“Clearly they seem to be a greater organisation than we’re, so price cap is having a big impression on their planning and the way they’ve managed through the COVID interval. We have managed to maintain the physique of the staff very a lot collectively.
“I am unable to decide different organisations with out having all of the details, so all I can do is deal with what we’re doing. And we’re very snug with the method that we’re taking.
“Clearly if they’re two seconds forward of us on the first race subsequent yr, that will probably be disappointing. However I really feel that we have got the steadiness about proper in the meanwhile.”