Christian Horner reveals how Red Bull ‘p***** off’ other teams

Christian Horner has guided Red Bull to five Constructors’ Championships and six Drivers’ titles during the team’s time in Formula 1.

Since joining Formula 1 in 2005, Red Bull has risen up the rankings, cementing its status at the front of the grid in recent years with a series of impressive outings.

With Christian Horner having managed the team since its formation, Red Bull has secured five Constructors’ Championships and six Drivers’ titles.

Red Bulls first stint at the top of the sport came from 2010-2013, as Sebastian Vettel helped power the team to glory and make it the first Austrian team to win the Constructors’ title.

Horner has now addressed the reaction of the car manufacturers on the grid who are being outperformed by an energy drink company.

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“I think it p***** them off, to be honest,” Horner told the Financial Times. 

“If you are an OEM (original equipment manufacturer) and you’re being beaten up by a bunch of people from a fizzy drinks can.

“Sometimes it sits a little uncomfortably but it just shows that if you get the right people together, the right tools, the right belief. Anything is possible.

“We’ve done it on the chassis side so we thought why not do it on the engine side as well.”

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Red Bull is currently on course to win a second consecutive Constructors’ Championship, continuing its run of success in the new era of regulations.

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Heading into Round 6 at Imola, Red Bull sits on 224 points, over 120 ahead of its closest rival Aston Martin, following a string of 1-2 finishes.

In the first five rounds of the year, Red Bull has won every race so far, including the Sprint in Baku, taking four 1-2 finishes. 

That strong showing has seen Max Verstappen rise to the top of the Drivers’ Standings with 119 points, closely followed by Sergio Perez on 105 and Fernando Alonso on 75.