The Red Bull Racing team will be missing the first preseason test session in similar fashion to the previous year, and are pinning their hopes on the decision to further develop the RB6 at the factory being a correct one. Although if history is anything to go by, it won't hinder their progression and ability to fight for the championships as they did last season.
When asked by 'Autosport' of how big a risk missing the first test would be, Horner responded, "It worked very well for us last year. We took a decision some time ago that there was more performance to be had by focusing on test two at Jerez rather than test one.
"It was built into our plan from the outset. Detailed plans were put in place to accommodate the production and design that has to take place to make an F1 car."Related news article: Red Bull to skip first Jerez test session?