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Red Bull lacking 'nowhere' in fight with Ferrari

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Red Bull lacking 'nowhere' in fight with Ferrari
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Jul 13, 2016, 2:40 PM

Red Bull says it is lacking 'nowhere' compared to Ferrari as it bids to overhaul its rival for second place in the Formula 1 constructors' championship.

Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull Racing RB12
Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull Racing RB12
Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull Racing RB12
Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull Racing RB12
Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull Racing RB12
Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull Racing RB12

The Milton Keynes-based team further cut into Ferrari's advantage at the British Grand Prix and is now just six points behind in the points table.

With Red Bull having proved how strong its chassis is, and with a high quality line-up of Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo, team boss Christian Horner sees no element of his package that is weaker than Ferrari right now.

When asked in what area Red Bull was lacking compared to Ferrari, he said: "Nowhere...I think that we have a very strong car, strong drivers, the engine is improving.

"I don't think there is anything we need to fear."

While Ferrari believes its lack of pace at Silverstone was a one-off caused by the cool conditions and track layout, Horner has high hopes that venues coming up will be strong for Red Bull.

"Obviously we have got some of the more power [sensitive] tracks out of the way like Montreal and Baku, and obviously Austria," he said.

"The circuits coming up hopefully play to some of our strengths, so it is going to be a tight battle with them for the rest of the year. But I am sure but they have development to come and two great drivers."

2016 push

Horner also made it clear that Red Bull had enough resources to keep pushing on with its 2016 car, despite the challenge of getting ready for next year's rule change.

"We are juggling a lot of plates," he said. "We have the current car, we have an interim car that we are supporting the tyre testing with, and we have next year's car.

"But the resources are properly allocated to all of the different challenges."

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