Date: 22nd September 2016 at 10:27am
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Red Bull Racing team principal Christian Horner is hoping that his team can take another shot at Mercedes before the 2016 Formula One World Championship comes to its conclusion.

So far this season, Red Bull Racing are the only team to have broken Mercedes dominance.

The Spanish Grand Prix was won by Max Verstappen on his debut for the team following his promotion from sister team Toro Rosso.

But the opportunity for Verstappen to become the youngest Formula One race winner in history only came about due to an opening lap collision which saw Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton retire.

But around the streets of Singapore, Daniel Ricciardo nearly beat them in a straight fight.

‘We got pretty close, within half a second [of Rosberg], We beat one Mercedes fair and square [Hamilton] so hopefully opportunities will present themselves over the remaining six races. Horner told Sky Sports.

‘But Mercedes have been so strong at every venue so it’s going to rely on something different happening, whether it’s conditions, tyre degradation or something along those lines.’

Discussing the exciting end to the Singapore Grand Prix he added: ‘We tried everything we could, we tried a different strategy at the end of the race that forced [Mercedes] to stick to the two-stop, and while Daniel did a fantastic job to close Nico down, they just left enough in hand to keep a margin to the chequered flag.

‘To get within half a second after two hours was a great performance, but [it] just wasn’t quite enough.’