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Published: 15:19 | 27/3/16

Red Bull confident of catching Ferrari

Christian Horner believes Red Bull's early-season pace shows they can challenge Ferrari later in the year.

Daniel Ricciardo finished just 15 seconds behind Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel in the opening race of the season, the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne last Sunday, and Red Bull team principal Horner believes further improvements to the Renault engine will close the gap even further.

"First of all, [Melbourne] demonstrates that you do not have to do too much to generate interest," Horner said.

"So something like the way those tyre compounds were varied as an element of strategy, and we had a better race as a result of it.

"Our plan is to make progress throughout the year. Ferrari is not a huge amount ahead, so if we can keep our heads down and keep pushing, it is feasible in the second half of the year we can take it to them a bit."

Horner hopes Red Bull will continue to improve in next weekend's Bahrain Grand Prix, even though Renault's engine improvements are not scheduled until the summer.

"In Bahrain there is slightly more emphasis on power than there is [in Melbourne]," he continued.

"That is not going to pay to our advantage, but we have always run competitively in Bahrain on other areas of the circuit. So I hope we can just take this momentum into that event."

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