Max Verstappen hopes that Red Bull will be ready to challenge Mercedes and Ferrari.
Red Bull have impressed many so far this season and the Dutchman thinks, they could get to a point by the middle of the campaign.
“I think we still need to add more horsepower, but we are a little bit closer," Verstappen said to Motorsport.com. "On the car side we also need to improve to really compete. We’ll see."
Verstappen targets a win by mid-season where it is strong on all types of circuits.
“We are still losing time on the straights, that’s a fact. Especially compared to Ferrari. They found something this year but nobody knows how. They have done their homework and we have to make sure we get closer with the chassis and the engine. In general, we can be satisfied with our start,” he said. “I think no one expected we would compete for wins right away."
Formula 1 returns with the Azerbaijan Grand Prix on Sunday, April 28.