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Horner after qualifying in Portugal: 'We can be pleased'

Published on 24 October 2020 by Bryan van Berlo

Christian Horner, team principal of Aston Martin Red Bull Racing, reflects after today’s qualifying session for the Portuguese Grand Prix: “I think we can be pleased with third and sixth with Max and Alex today in what turned out to be an unusual qualifying session with regards to track conditions. Heading into qualifying there were many unknowns at this new circuit in terms of tyre performance and track evolution but both drivers showed good pace throughout.”

“Max was unlucky to just miss out on splitting the Mercedes, who opted to qualify on the medium tyre. Alex also progressed well throughout each session and with alternating tyre strategy between runs in Q3 he did well to respond and adapt to the changing conditions to secure sixth on the grid.”

“I think tomorrow’s race will be very interesting with the possibility of inclement weather and difference in tyre strategies from those around us but I’m confident both drivers can progress well and produce a good result for the team.”

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