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2014-01-02 10:30

'NOTHING CAN BE TAKEN FOR GRANTED' Despite winning four F1 Championship in a row, Red Bull boss Christian Horner says his team will continue to push for success in 2014. Image: AP

Red Bull boss Christian Horner has singled out reliability as "the number 1 challenge" for the 2014 Formula 1 season.

Horner admitted that his team, having won the last four double World Championships on the trot, will have "several sleepless nights" ahead of the start of testing in January 2014.

He said it will be a "hugely busy winter" as teams prepare for the radical new regulations, including the new turbo V6 power unit.


Horner said: "As you know, Adrian Newey does not have a reputation for having a car ready ahead of time, so I am sure there will be several sleepless nights before the car is in running order."

He said it is a similar challenge for every team on the grid, with the unique task of each producing a totally new car for the new rules.

"Reliability is the number one challenge but of course we also want a lot of performance from the car from the very start in Australia. It means the amount of work in front of us in phenomenal.

"We did a good job in 2013 but it wasn't perfect, and that motivates us to improve on those areas in which we did not meet our targets.

"That doesn't mean that we expect to win next season.  We want to win, but the competition is very hard, and we know how quickly everything can change at the top in F1.

"Nothing can be taken for granted," said Horner.

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