Performance director Tom McCullough and team boss Mike Krack acknowledge the progress but stress the crucial objective of attaining Red Bull's operational excellence for the upcoming 2024 season.
'We have to reach Red Bull standard'
"The team has generally executed weekends well, and in the past, we were very well-known for that," McCullough said.
"Now on top of that, we're obviously trying to design and develop a car to go fight at the front, and we had a rear wing in Suzuka with a manufacturing problem where it failed, the power unit, or actually exhaust problem, in Jeddah.
"It is these things that don't happen as a team if we want to fight right at the front and you have got to have perfect weekends, weekend in, weekend out.
"Another example, by Red Bull, is from the reliability side as well as the operational side. That is the standard we've got to get to and it is not just focusing on one area, there a lots of areas where we need small margins just to be better.
"We know that if we give our drivers good cars, they'll get us good results so that's what we've got to focus on doing."
Krack emphasised his commitment to progress, grounded in the pursuit of three key objectives.
"It is safety, reliability and then operations first," he said.
"With the operational side, if we do not manage to be at 100 per cent, which we must in each session and each event over the whole year, if we do not manage that, we cannot extract the maximum performance, be it the driver, car, set-up or engineer.
"We must guarantee that we have this box ticked and we have failed to do so a couple of occasions this year, but we know we need to have it right."
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