Horner won’t write off 2018 for Red Bull

At the same time, Daniel Ricciardo will leave to join Renault, leading to Pierre Gasly stepping up from Toro Rosso to partner Max Verstappen. Despite so many changes on the horizon and with Red Bull now well adrift of honors in both championships, Horner says there are too many opportunities still remaining for his team to ignore.

While Horner is expecting a stronger showing from Red Bull at the Marina Bay street circuit this weekend, he warns the circuit characteristics do not play to the RB14’s strengths as well as some other venues.

“Hopefully we can be more competitive in Singapore. Look, Singapore is not Monaco, there’s longer straights there and so on, but we were over a second away in qualifying at Monza. Hopefully we can get closer. We know in the race we are able to match what the leaders can do, and Singapore might be something other than a one-stop as well, so there’s more opportunities.”

Although Ricciardo retired from the Italian Grand Prix after taking a new power unit, Horner also confirmed a clutch problem should mean there was no damage to the engine and the Australian should avoid a penalty in Singapore.

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