McLaren, Ferrari Still a Threat - Red Bull

Red Bull might have began the season in style, clinching consecutive wins in the first two rounds of the new campaign, but the reigning world champions will not take anything for granted for the remainder of the year.

Sebastian Vettel won both races in Australia and Malaysia with no or little KERS, respectively, which basically means that there is a lot more speed to come from the RB7 in the grands prix to come. Nevertheless, with McLaren keeping the pace in qualifying and Ferrari showing impressive pace in the race, one can never assume anything ahead of the Chinese Grand Prix.

Even though Red Bull will race on a venue where they scored their first F1 win in history, team principal Christian Horner warns McLaren and Ferrari will be treated with the required amount of respect, considering their pace in Sepang.

McLaren and Ferrari are our chief concern,” said team principal Christian Horner after the Malaysian Grand Prix, in a press review. “I think that you can see the performance can ebb and flow.

Ferrari looked to be having a very strong race in Malaysia so we need to focus on optimizing our own performance. We have managed to win the two opening grands prix of the season, which is a tremendous start, and we will look to try and build on this form as we head to China next week.”

McLaren have already announced they will update their aerodynamic package for the Chinese Grand Prix this weekend with the addition of a new-spec floor and exhaust system. Red Bull and Ferrari are yet to announce any major updates for the aforementioned race, except for small tweaks and parts prepared specifically for the Shanghai action.
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