Horner: "A fantastic drive by Max"
Published on 09 October 2016 by Bas Winckels
Christian Horner, team principal at Red Bull Racing, commented after the Japanese Grand Prix: "A fantastic drive by Max today. A very mature performance, moving into second place and then really looking after his tyres resisting pressure initially from Sebastian and then at the end of the race from Lewis, with some great racing. It was fantastic to see him split the Mercedes and achieve our eighth 2nd place of the year."
"For Daniel it was a harder race, he struggled in particular it seemed in sector two of the circuit and we need to look at the data very closely to understand why. He was disadvantaged at the start, beginning on the damp side of the track but nonetheless he drove a very controlled race to bring the car home in sixth and secure valuable points towards our position in the Constructors' Championship. Our congratulations go to Mercedes for securing their third consecutive Championship, a fine achievement."