Red Bull F1 team believes it will have to wait for more wins
|By Jonathan Noble||Friday, August 15th 2014, 16:19 GMT|
Red Bull fears it may have to wait until the Singapore Grand Prix in September until it is in a position to win Formula 1 races again.
Rival Mercedes has been dominant this season, but Daniel Ricciardo has managed to triumph twice, with opportunistic victories in Canada and in Hungary.
But with Red Bull well aware that its Renault engine is lacking in power compared to other teams, it knows that the next races of the calendar in Belgium and Italy will be hard for it.
"You never know, it might be wet in Spa and for Monza they might put a load of corners in - but Singapore has to be the next golden opportunity for us in reality," explained team principal Christian Horner.
"It will be damage limitation in the next two races, because Force India will suddenly reappear, Williams will be quick, McLaren will be quick and obviously Mercedes will be quick.
"We have to take what we can out of the next two races, and then for the flyaways really try to turn things up."
VETTEL TO RETURN STRONGER
While Ricciardo has won two races this year, his team-mate Sebastian Vettel has had a more difficult time.
His struggles continued in Hungary when a spin at the final corner effectively wrecked his chances.
But Horner suggests that the German is only in need of a change of luck.
"He deserves a well-earned break, to take a bit of time out - and he will come back strong," explained Horner.
"Up until these issues, Hungary had been a strong weekend for him. On Friday he was quick, on Saturday he was fantastic in qualifying, and he was just unlucky in the race.
"That is the way his luck has gone in the first half of the year. But it can change - and very quickly."