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Why Red Bull's "economy seat" woes won't return with Honda
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Why Red Bull's "economy seat" woes won't return with Honda

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Christian Horner exuded quiet confidence when asked about Red Bull and Honda's prospects for the 2019 Formula 1 season and the early signs suggest the Japanese manufacturer may avoid the high-profile criticism the team made of Renault

Until Formula 1 cars burst into action in Spain later this month, the teams are playing a guessing game about how they are going to stack up in 2019.

After nearly three months of being locked away, fettling designs, there has been no way of gauging which team has had a good winter and which has had a bad one, in what is a game of shadow boxing. But teams can compare data from last year to work out how much they have improved compared to the previous campaign.

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Series Formula 1
Teams Red Bull Racing
Author Jonathan Noble