F1 gossip: Red Bull, Horner, Alonso, Stroll, Grosjean, Hamilton

Monday, 5 June Team principal Christian Horner is worried Red Bull could struggle to compete at the next three grands prix, starting in Canada this weekend. (Autosport) McLaren driver Fernando Alonso says his first priority is to win a third Formula 1 title after returning from racing in the Indy 500. (Mail on Sunday) Williams’…

Formula 1 teams hiding true potential, says Red Bull boss Christian Horner

Formula 1 teams deliberately held back the true potential of their cars during testing, according to Red Bull team principal Christian Horner as he played down his team’s low-key performance. Ferrari impressed in Barcelona as they finished winter testing fastest. Pre-season favourites Mercedes managed 1096 laps; Red Bull completed 684. “There is a lot of…

Mercedes 'absolutely favourites' for 2017 F1 title, says Christian Horner

Mercedes are “absolutely favourites” for the 2017 Formula 1 title, Red Bull team boss Christian Horner believes. The world champions will still be the team to beat despite new rules and the problems they are having replacing title winner Nico Rosberg, Horner says. “Mercedes have a few things going on with drivers and technical staff…

Horner expects Vettel to be punished for outburst

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner says he would be “surprised” if Sebastian Vettel escaped punishment for an expletive-filled outburst at race director Charlie Whiting during Sunday’s Mexican Grand Prix. Ferrari’s Vettel, 29, swore at Whiting over his team radio while duelling with Max Verstappen on the track. The German, who won four world titles…