Red Bull expect to fight for both the drivers' and constructors' championships next season.
That is the claim of Red Bull motorsport advisor Dr. Helmut Marko after the team's improvement this season.
"On the chassis side we always have been good and this year’s chassis is one of our best - and all the data we have from the new car is very positive," Marko told the official Formula One website. "With the regulation changes for 2017, nobody can use the experience or the package that they have - and history has shown that we are always good when there is a regulation change."
"So we are convinced that we will fight for both titles in 2017," he added. "And to come back to the question about whether I am surprised that we finished in P2? No. And with Max joining that gave a huge morale boost after that really painful 2015 season. We are absolutely in a winning mood again."
Bahrain International Circuit - Winter testing