Red Bull to beat Ferrari?

F1 team Red Bull Racing has set an ambitious target for 2006 — Ferrari. Both team principal Christian Horner and technical boss Mark Smith reckon it – ie. beating the scarlet clad squad – can be done.

The Dietrich Mateschitz-owned outfit will, for the first time, be powered by a Ferrari V8 engine next year.

''If they are better than us,'' Horner told Autosport magazine, ''then we are not doing a good enough job or Bridgestone are doing a better job than Michelin.''

Smith, meanwhile – who has effectively led the design of the new 'RB2' car – said the engineering group at Milton Keynes is the 'strongest' he's ever worked with, including Renault.

That group will boast former McLaren technical director Adrian Newey in '06 and beyond.

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