Red Bull have become the fifth team to announce when they will launch their 2014 car, with the defending champions opting for a low-key reveal in the Jerez paddock. Both Mercedes and Caterham are also set to roll out their new machinery just before the first pre-season test of the year gets underway, with three launches now scheduled for the 28th January. Ferrari and McLaren will both indulge in an online launch before the first glimpse of the cars in Spain.
Red Bull boss Christian Horner has taken the opportunity to air his views about the controversial double points in Abu Dhabi this year, saying: “Is it right to put so much predominance on one race? Does it undervalue what you’ve done in the rest of the year? I think arguably, yes it does… It’s not our fault or responsibility if the competition hasn’t been prevalent in the last few races.”
Horner also revealed some predictions for the first race in Australia, suggesting that due to the raft of regulation changes, the retirement rate for Melbourne could be as high as 50%. He adds: “The differences between the teams will be bigger.”
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