Aug.15 - Christian Horner says problems at the factory caused Red Bull's early-season problems in 2017.
"The race track didn't show what our tools had promised," team boss Horner told Auto Motor und Sport.
"It put us back two months, but then you have to work twice as fast as the others because they're not standing still."
Asked what exactly went wrong at Red Bull's Milton Keynes headquarters, Horner explained: "It was mainly the wind tunnel that let us down.
"The larger model and tyres gave us different results between the track, the CFD and the wind tunnel."
However, another issue has been customer engine supplier Renault, Horner said.
Asked how much the French-made engine has improved since the start of the season, he answered: "I'd say two tenths.
"By Renault's own estimates they are behind their targets, but they are working very hard to catch up," said Horner.
Referring to the oil trick, Horner said: "It definitely benefited those who had it, but it wasn't Renault. Now we're all back on the same page."
As for the suspension, he added: "We tested the system but it didn't give us enough to justify the additional weight, so I don't think that hurt us at all."
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