Sergio Perez: 'I will try everything I can' to win 2023 title.
Sergio Perez reflects on an 'important day' for Red Bull and sets out his goals for 2023.
04 Feb 2023
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‘Everything I can'
Perez in Verstappen demand over Red Bull-Brazil fallout
Saturday 4 February 2023 05:43
Sergio Perez has insisted "it is not all about me and Max" as last year's difficulties with Red Bull team-mate Max Verstappen linger. Asked if talks had been held over the winter to address the subject, Perez replied: "It is important to work as a team.”
"In that regard, it is very clear. We want to maximise the team efforts. It is not all about Max and myself, it is about the team. We have so many people back at the factory giving everything for us so we have to respond in that regard."
Perez lost confidence with his set up midway through the campaign last year, taking him firmly out of championship contention as Verstappen stormed clear. "I have done a lot of work over the winter to make sure we understood those [issues]," said Perez. "We took some directions with the set-up that were perhaps the wrong ones and towards the end of the year, we understood them."
‘It is about the team’;
Martin Brundle responds to Christian Horner's 'strongest ever driver line up' comments
22:44 Fri, 03 Feb 2024.
Sky F1's Martin Brundle gives his take on Christian Horner's comments that Sergio Perez and Max Verstappen are Red Bull's strongest ever line up in Formula One.
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Verstappen “hopes I can be happy” after watching new Drive to Survive season
Posted on 4th February 2023, 0:013rd February 2023, 22:17
Written by Will Wood
In the round-up: Max Verstappen says that he “hopes I can be happy” after agreeing to collaborate with the producers of Drive to Survive ahead of the new season of the Netflix documentary series. Asked by RaceFans if he’d been given any assurances by the show’s producers about how he would be portrayed, Verstappen said he “hopes I can be happy” after he watches it back.
“I spoke with them, of course, before I was going to give an interview with them,” he said. “I hope they understood my message and I also know, especially being a world champion, that you have to be part of something like that.”
“I think I gave them like 30 minutes, or an hour of an interview. I hope they’re going to use it well – I don’t know when I’m going to watch it. But I hope they’re happy and I hope I can be happy after watching it. And I know that it’s important to Formula 1 as well for growing the sport in general.”
‘I hope they understood my message’;
Red Bull is savaged by fans after underwhelming 2023 F1 car launch where host gets Aussie driver's name HORRIBLY wrong: 'Did she just introduce Daniel Retardo?'
• Aussie F1 driver Daniel Ricciardo has returned to Red Bull for the 2023 season
• He is a reserve driver at the team behind Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez
• Host of season launch got his name wrong in awkward gaffe on live television
Published: 22:21, 3 February 2023
By Josh Alston For Daily Mail Australia
However it was the moment when co-host Giselle Zarur mis-pronounced new signing Daniel Ricciardo on a live broadcast on Sky Sports that the event really sunk to new lows.
'Welcome one of the friendliest drivers in the F1 grid, Daniel Retardo, to Oracle Reb Bull Racing,' she said as the Aussie driver stood there awkwardly.
‘Sky Sports that the event really sunk to new lows.’;
Formula 1: Red Bull make history ahead of title defense.
Reigning Formula 1 world champions Oracle Red Bull Racing launched their 2023 season in the United States, becoming the first team to do so.
4th Feb 2023, 12:11
by Asher Fair
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For the first time since 2014, Oracle Racing Bull Racing are set to enter a Formula 1 season as reigning world constructor champions, having won the title for the first time in nine years last year to end Mercedes’ reign of dominance.
The Milton Keynes-based team launched their 2023 challenger, the RB19, in New York City on Friday morning, becoming the first team ever to launch their season in the United States amid the sport’s meteoric rise in the country.
The launch was a broadcast to more than 30 countries across the globe and streamed by thousands of fans worldwide.
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'Chinese wall' between Honda and Red Bull after Ford deal
04 February 12:20PM
"We have an agreement and great relationship with Honda until the end of 2025," Horner told select media, including RacingNews365.com, at the New York launch event. "There's no crossover of intellectual property, all the Honda engines are produced in Japan and everything on the RB Powertrains side is very much focused on 2026.
"So there is a clear Chinese wall between the two activities, but we're obviously going to be working with Honda over the next few years to achieve the best results that we can. "They are fully committed, so it is very straightforward, and the relationship with Honda conclude at the end of 2025.
"We have a homologated engine, so it's effectively frozen. "Honda supply that engine, they own all of the IP, so we don't see inside the engine or anything like that. We will be doing our best with Honda to try and defend and achieve further race wins and championships."
Max Verstappen corrects Helmut Marko’s ‘absurd’ claim about installing simulator on £12million private jet
Saturday 4th February 2023 12:30 PM
Max Verstappen said Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko must have misunderstood when saying that a simulator was installed on his private jet.
There are plenty of air miles covered when it comes to being a part of Formula 1, so when Marko revealed on Sport1 that Verstappen had installed a simulator on his private jet, it sounded like a very productive, and outlandish, idea.
However, Verstappen said that Marko got a little mixed-up when he said plane, Verstappen saying the idea of having a sim on his private jet is “absurd”. Instead, Verstappen said the plan is for a new sim to be installed at his motorhome for him to use at the European races.
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Horner explains why Red Bull signed with Ford
Red Bull's Christian Horner has explained why the team decided on Ford as their next engine supplier
February 4, 2023
By Ed Spencer
Ford has a rich history of racing in F1, producing the innovative DFV engine and helping power Benetton’s Michael Schumacher to his first title in 1994, which would be Ford’s last.
Speaking at the launch of the RB19 in New York City to Total-Motorsport.com and selected media outlets, Horner explained what the partnership with Ford will look like and what both parties are set to gain. “It’s a very different relationship to what we discussed with Porsche; this is a purely commercial and technical deal,” said Horner.
“There’s no exchange of any shares or participation within the business. It’s a straightforward agreement where we can share access to r&d, particularly on the EV side. On the commercial side, obviously, with Ford being so prevalent in the US, it’s, as a commercial partner, it enables us to help achieve even more penetration in that market.”
Red Bull budget cap penalty won’t be ‘big limiting factor’ in title fight – Verstappen
2023 F1 season
Posted on 4th February 2023, 16:00
Written by Will Wood and Claire Cottingham
Max Verstappen does not believe Red Bull’s aerodynamic testing penalty for breaching the 2021 budget cap will determine whether they can defend their world championships or not. “Yes, of course I’ve thought about it, but I think we have a lot of very competent people in our factory,” Verstappen told media including RaceFans. “And of course it makes things a little bit harder.
“But I also look at it like this, I prefer to be in the position we are in than always finishing second or third in the championship because that’s way more depressing. So we have a lot of good people and I’m sure we have to be a little bit more precise of what we are doing in the wind tunnel, but I don’t expect it to be a big limiting factor in if we’re going to win the title or not.”
‘Won’t be big limiting factor’;