Horner on the new RB18: 'We go into 2022 in great shape'
Published on 09 February 2022 by Julien Lemmen
Expectations are high at the presentation of the Oracle Red Bull Racing RB18, the car in which Max Verstappen will try to defend his world title in 2022.
Team principal Christian Horner has high hopes for the new season: “With the new regulation changes this year, the whole philosophy has altered, which means every single component is different to last year’s car. It’s a clean sheet of paper for every single team. By the time we get to the first race, the RB18 won’t look much like it looks today, the evolution will be very quick as we progress through the season. It is a steep learning curve for everyone and it is a contest in development between the first and the last race. We believe we have a good car for 2022, the RB18 is coming to life and seeing it today is fantastic. It has been a huge effort from the Team and I am looking forward to seeing it out on the track now. We plan to build on 2021, we have number one on the car this year and now the challenge is it keep it and defend that title with Max. The excitement and hard work of 2021 really galvanised the team and it means we go into 2022 in great shape for the season ahead.”