Red Bull hope upgrade delivers Suzuka win for Honda
Red Bull motorsport advisor Dr Helmut Marko says the team are targeting victory at the Japanese Grand Prix as the perfect way to cap a first season in collaboration with Honda.
Max Verstappen has delivered Honda's first podium, pole position and race win for many years this season, with fears that a switch from Renault could put paid to Red Bull's competitiveness firmly put to rest across the season.
Red Bull are further off the top of the constructors' standings than they were a year ago, but the team have routinely held their hands up over a sluggish start, while Pierre Gasly's early-season struggles are also an influence.
And with another crucial upgrade arriving ahead of Suzuka, Marko is hoping for a big crescendo to the opening year of the partnership.
"We had some minor problems with the chassis on our side, so we weren't at the level we wanted to be at," Marko told Motorsport.com.
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