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Horner after qualifying at Spa: 'A great result for the team'

Published on 29 August 2020 by Julien Lemmen

Christian Horner, team principal of Aston Martin Red Bull Racing, reflects on the qualifying session at Spa-Francorchamps, where Max Verstappen will start third: “There was some great teamwork by the drivers today and they delivered a strong result for the Team. Third and fifth, so close to the front row, with Max just a hundredth off Valtteri gives us confidence at a track we know you can overtake at. Mercedes have got that advantage in qualifying but to be so close on a long track that has not been a favourite of ours marks a good Saturday.”

Horner continues: “We have a slightly different strategy between the two cars with Max starting on the medium tyre and Alex on the soft, but that gives us options and of course we don’t know what to expect from the Spa weather. There could be some mixed conditions and we don’t know what the tyre degradation will be like so there are always opportunities. It will be hard to attack the Mercedes but with Max we have a real fighter of a driver and it’s great to have Alex up there as well.”

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