Daniel started to examine some positive points of the fights in the first positions. He believes Red Bull will be soon involved in the fight while he looks to Red team, too see if they will be able to trip Hamilton up. In this way, the championship will not go into a single direction. After the bad start of Australia, he looks to China and he aims to recover soon the points lost in Melbourne:
“I want to fight to win or at least I will try to do it. It would be nice. Any pilots look to get such a result. Ferrari proved to be very reliable and fast in the first race, I think they can be a real challenge to Mercedes. In this way, we will see an open championship without a Mercedes monologue like last years. This will be good for everybody. It is natural, people loves to watch a change and this is true for us to: the pilots! Having more cars fighting together, it is more exciting”
Between team-mate, the challenge with Verstappen is becoming more and more important everyday. The winner will obtain an important result for his own career in Formula 1:
“I hope we will fight to win many races. I am sure we will have some tough challenges. He is clearly fast, he is in his third year so he is not a rookie anymore. We both got enough experience. We hope to be in the first three positions frequently this year”
Coming back to Chinese race, this track is different from Melbourne. There is a good potential for RB13 and Red Bull F1 team. This is the GP were Ricciardo obtained the first row in 2016 while Kvyat got his first podium. Red Bull proved to be always competitive around here, this is the season Daniel is optimistic about Sunday:
“Shanghai is a track I loved little by little. When I came for the first time I did not like it. I was not very competitive (17th position in 2012, editor’s note) but when I arrived in Red Bull, I started to go very fast. I got some nice results (fourth in 2014 and 2016, editor’s note). Now, it is a track where I have fun”
Christian Horner is not scared by the the delay of 0,5 seconds per lap from Ferrari and Mercedes. He is ready to introduce the first updates on the new car in China:
“We are still in an initial phase, the new rules must be understood. We selected a different philosophy and I think we have a good potential to go somewhere. I am sure we will improve week-end after week-end. Taking into account all those notes taken by Adrian Newey, I am sure his office will be full of task to do.
Actually, we got many good data from Australia, a track were we have never been too much competitive in the past years. I think we will get something better in the next races. This year the scenario is more competitive and complex”
First updates on the power-unit TAG-Heurer will come-up in Barcelona or Montreal, so in China there will be just an improvement in the chassis.