Red Bull: 5/10
Somewhat lucky to find itself in the top four of the constructors’ championship, Red Bull endured a disastrous start to the year. Problems with the Renault power unit masked the team’s pace in pre-season, but sadly for the team it didn’t have a quick car hidden by the issues. Changes to the regulations regarding the floor of the car really hurt Red Bull’s concept and left it off the pace.
The finger of blame was squarely pointed at Renault in a public spat, and while reliability was shocking, the car still only looked like challenging for a podium in Monaco before the madness of Hungary. Unfair to judge the drivers too harshly in such machinery, the signs were at least much more promising at the Hungaroring which suggest Red Bull could be in for a much more competitive second half of the season.