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Damage limitation for Red Bull in Spa & Monza

Red Bull Racing will treat the next two races of the Formula One World Championship as damage limitation exercises.

The four-time Formula One World Constructors Champions have enjoyed an upsurge in results during recent Grand Prix weekends.

New driver Daniel Ricciardo has won both the Canadian Grand Prix and the Hungarian Grand Prix to sit third in the drivers standings on 131 points.

The Aussie might be 60 points adrift of second place Lewis Hamilton and a further 11 behind F1 championship leader Nico Rosberg, but the former Toro Rosso driver is looking good as best-of-the-rest.

The challenge over the next two races in Spa and Monza however will come from the chasing pack.

Spa and Monza are both circuits where straightline speed is a big factor, that will benefit the Mercedes powered teams, such as Williams Force India and of course runaway championship leaders Mercedes AMG.

“You never know, it might be wet in Spa and Monza might put a load more corners in!” Red Bull team principal Christian Horner told Sky Sports.

'Singapore has to be the next golden opportunity for us in reality. I think it will be damage limitation in the next two races because Force India will suddenly reappear, Williams will be quick, McLaren will be quick and obviously Mercedes will be quick.

“So we’ve got to take what we can out of the next two races and then for the flyaways really try and turn things up.”


Williams driver Valtteri Bottas is currently sixth in the drivers standings 36 points behind Ricciardo.

Can he overhaul Ricciardo before Singapore?








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Date:Thursday August 14 2014

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