Coulthard trusts Red Bull's potential
|By Simon Strang||Thursday, April 24th 2008, 11:52 GMT|
David Coulthard says there is no logical reason why Red Bull will not come out on top in the tight midfield battle that is being waged between Renault, Toyota, Williams, Honda and his own team in 2008.
The 37-year-old Scot, who has yet to score a point this season, said in autosport.com's latest podcast that Red Bull have all the resources necessary to overcome their rivals as the season progresses, and that it is down to the team's designers to find a competitive edge.
"There is apparently no problem with the finances made available," he said.
"And technically, we have got some big names who been there and done that so logically you would imagine that they have got as good an opportunity to develop their way forward as any of the other teams."
The RB4 is the second car to be overseen by Red Bull's chief technical officer Adrian Newey, while the team also hired former Williams and Honda man Geoff Willis as technical director last year as part of an on-going recruitment drive.
But Coulthard told Autosport that no matter what each individuals' past achievements may have been, everyone is under pressure to perform in 2008, such is the intensity of the competition this season.
"I don't know any of the names of the designers at BMW, yet they seem to have a pretty quick car," said Coulthard. "So the counter of our position, is that clearly you don't need a star name to come up with a basically quick package in Formula One.
"So we are like Renault, Honda and Williams; under pressure to perform. And that means all of the big brains have to come up with some designs, we have got to test them and then prove that they are quicker."
Click here to listen to Autosport's latest podcast, featuring a full interview with David Coulthard, Autosport experts' opinions ahead of the Spanish Grand Prix and a full round up on the news in the world of international motorsport.