Red Bull can close the gap through aero gains, says Fallows

Red Bull aerodynamics chief Dan Fallows believes the team can close the deficit to its Formula 1 rivals in spite of its clear power-unit disadvantage.

It has been a difficult start to the 2015 season for the Milton Keynes-based outfit, which has slumped firmly into the midfield after being Mercedes' closest challenger last season, thanks in no small part to an underperforming Renault power unit.

But Fallows, who was the subject of a contractual tussle between his current employer and McLaren in 2014, believes that Red Bull's aerodynamic department has a key role to play in overcoming the team's pace disadvantage.

"Everybody knows where our major deficit is, but frankly, why we're being outperformed is irrelevant," he said.

"We have it in our power, in the aerodynamics department, to do something about it.

"There's really only one aspect over which the aero team can have a fundamental impact - so we go into the year knowing what the deficit is and working on the basis that it's our job in this department to close that gap.

"We can do it because we have to the tools to do it, we've done it before and the aim is to do it again," Fallows concluded.

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