How Red Bull hopes to succeed where McLaren failed

How Red Bull hopes to succeed where McLaren failed

Red Bull has ended its acrimonious association with Renault to form a new engine partnership with Honda. JAMES ROBERTS visits its factory, where team boss Christian Horner explains how this new alliance will avoid falling into the same trap that ruined McLaren-Honda's hybrid Formula 1 dream

As he looks out of his office window, for just a moment, Christian Horner could be forgiven for thinking he was in Salzburg.

It's the lunch break and he notices a few members of Red Bull staff on a patch of snowy grass, first rolling the head and then the belly of a makeshift snowman. An Austrian flag flutters above them. It's a reminder of the wealthy investment supporting this title-winning F1 team.

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