F1, Christian Horner is outspoken about the Lewis Hamilton-Max Verstappen front row

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Christian Horner’s words after qualifying for the Hungarian GP

After the conclusion of the Hungarian GP qualifying that saw Lewis Hamilton take pole position by just three thousandths over Max Verstappen, Red Bull team principal Christian Horner commented on the possible battle between the two great World Cup 2021 rivals as early as the first corners of the first lap of the race.

“There is a history between Max and Lewis, the start will be very important. The way to turn-1 is long, then there is a tight hairpin and you go to turn-3. From turn-4 on, I can catch my breath. I am excited, but also nervous, because there is a history between Max and Lewis. As long as they survive the first few corners, then the battle between them will also be interesting on a strategic level,” the British team principal began at the microphones of “Sky Sport F1.”

“I think Max didn’t get what he wanted from the car today. He didn’t have the grip on the front, the car behaved differently than it has in previous weekends. We have seen other teams make huge steps forward, like Alfa Romeo for example. Tomorrow it will be crucial to have a better single-seater,” added the Red Bull manager.

In conclusion Christian Horner also commented on Daniel Ricciardo’s return to the track and Sergio Perez’s performance, “Daniel is a great driver. We know that and that’s why we put him in Faenza. He hadn’t driven F1 for seven months and by getting in the car and doing what he did he showed his strength. It’s a good start, both for him and for the team.

In F1 you always have to deal with pressure. Even without Ricciardo, everyone would like to get into the Red Bull. Checo knows this pressure and he needs to get out of this bad moment as soon as possible.”

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