(© Ben Johnston 2015)
Infiniti Red Bull Racing Team Principal Christian Horner has confirmed that former Chief Technical Officer Adrian Newey continues to play an influential role in the development of this year’s RB11.
Speaking to the official Formula One website Horner stated that although he was in Bahrain Newey has indeed taken a step back from the day to day involvement with the team but he is still guiding the development of the RB11 but from a distance and that the real change will come from the RB12 next season.
Horner also revealed that back at the Malaysian Grand Prix the teams agreed to increase the power unit allocation from four to five units from 2015 onwards and this is of great importance to his outfit particularly as Daniel Ricciardo is onto his fourth power unit of the season already for the next race in Spain.
However Horner admitted that the regulation change would not be helpful to his outfit as they will receive a power unit penalty which will result in a 10 place grid drop at some stage in the coming Grand Prix.
The team principal stated that Red Bull will need up to nine power units to make it through the 2015 season.
© Ben Johnston 2015