How Red Bull-Honda's victory plans are shaping up

How Red Bull-Honda's victory plans are shaping up

Red Bull spent the winter hyping up Honda, but has seemed quiet since testing began. Here's the inside story of how things are actually going at F1's most intriguing new partnership

Two heavy crashes in pre-season testing, one during each week, would normally leave a big dent in a Formula 1 team's morale, as well as the heavy damage inflicted on its car. Red Bull's mechanics would not have been thrilled to have to rebuild the RB15 after Pierre Gasly's high-speed accident on the penultimate day of testing. Losing valuable mileage, just as everyone is fettling their low-fuel set-ups and establishing their prospects over race distances, was also regrettable.

Yet this is not a time for negativity at Red Bull. Its Honda feel-good factor was evident through the second half of 2018, and the winter, and has not diminished after the partnership hit the track for the first time.

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