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'Half the grid could retire in Australia' - Horner

The opening race of the 2014 season could see over half the grid retire, according to Red Bull team principal Christian Horner. With the teams facing a massive regulation change in the way of new power units, two energy recovery systems and a 100kg fuel limit, Horner reckons retirement will play a major role in the opening races of the season. "I think you could see a very high retirement rate, maybe even 50 per cent in the first race," he told Bloomberg on Wednesday. "Petrol is a challenge this year because we are limited to 100kg of fuel to start the grand prix with (50kg less than 2013), but more reliability issues in the early races will be a key factor. "And of...
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