Horner also shared his initial thoughts on the Red Bull 2023 car, claiming he saw its potential during pre-season testing.
“Coming out of Bahrain, we felt like, ‘we've got a really good package here’,” Horner added. “But we didn't know whether it was circuit specific – temperature, conditions, asphalt.
“So, it's only when you've had a sample of two or three and you've gone to a couple of circuits that have been more troublesome, certainly for us the previous year, like Melbourne for example, that suddenly you're thinking, 'ok, no, this is really together'.
“And so yeah, it takes a sample of a few races to get a clear overview. Nobody was coming out of Bahrain getting too carried away.”
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