Red Bull boss Christian Horner feels the new Honda engines have inspired the team, especially chief technical officer Adrian Newey.
Red Bull made the decision to use Honda power units for the 2019 season after falling behind the leading duo of Mercedes and Ferrari in recent years.
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It remains to be seen how they fare during the Formula 1 campaign but the signs are good that drivers Pierre Gasly and Max Verstappen may have a car capable of mixing it with the big boys.
It seems as though a switch of engine from Renault has given all at the Milton Keynes-based outfit a shot in the arm – right up to the legendary designer.
“The engine change has stimulated the whole team – and particularly Adrian,” Horner told Sky Sports News. “He sees that the engine is now getting closer and closer to the performance of the front-running teams.
That’s really motivated him and he’s working very hard with all the guys and girls back in Milton Keynes. “Hopefully we can look forward to a good season. Our job is to close that gap to Ferrari and Mercedes.”Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.