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Horner after double victory in Saudi Arabia: 'We perform at the top of our game'

Published on 19 March 2023 by Julien Lemmen

The team of Oracle Red Bull Racing dominated the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix. Sergio Perez won the race from pole, while Max Verstappen, after starting from P15, managed to fight his way back to P2, meaning that the Milton Keynes-based team took a double victory in first two races of the season.

Team principal Christian Horner reflects after the race: "What a race! All credit to the team today. They’ve built an incredible car. That coupled with some truly fantastic driving has made for the best start to a season in our history, consecutive 1-2 finishes. Max had a mountain to climb, overcoming a significant deficit, but with over half the race to go, was already in P4. Similarly, Checo turned in an equally outstanding performance, perhaps the best drive I have ever seen from him. They were both going flat out, hard at it. Both drivers were free to race and they went for it. Max secured the fastest lap and Checo came away with the victory. It was an exemplary performance from both drivers, the team here at the track and everyone back at the factory. There is a tremendous amount of work that goes into a race such as this and it is the epitome of a team performing at the top of their game. We wont rest on it though, Australia is just around the corner. It is a track that has not been kind to us in the past so we want to ensure we are prepared, just as we were here, to give us the best chance of success and another first class performance."