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Horner after Baku: "Max' retirement hugely frustrating"

Published on 25 June 2017 by Julien Lemmen

The Grand Prix of Azerbaijan was a race of two extremes for Red Bull Racing. At the beginning of the race there was huge disappointment as Max Verstappen had to retire from a promising position with technical problems. Due to the many incidents on track, teammate Daniel Ricciardo worked his way to the front, to eventually take the victory. 

Red Bull Racing team principal Christian Horner reflects after the race: "Certainly an action packed Grand Prix, and an unbelievable afternoon. Max was in a really strong position after the start, harrying for P3 and looked like he great pace in the car. Unfortunately a sudden failure in the engine eliminated Max from the race which is hugely frustrating. From then on we kept our focus with Daniel and he was coming back through the order with great passing moves and restarts. We had a little bit of luck with the penalties for Lewis and Sebastian and it gave us our first victory of 2017. An unbelievable tale of two halves today but fantastic for the team to score its 53rd Grand Prix victory.”