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Horner: 'Once again Max got everything out of today's race'

Published on 25 October 2020 by Julien Lemmen

Max Verstappen took his ninth podium of the season for Aston Martin Red Bull Racing with third place in the Portuguese Grand Prix. Team Principal Christian Horner reflects on the first race in Portimão:

"Once again Max got everything he possibly could out of today’s race with another well-deserved third place, claiming his 40th Formula 1 podium. After a tricky start he got pretty close to Lewis through the first couple of corners but we really struggled to get the soft tyre working, with McLaren switching them on instantly and passing everyone. Max was then lucky not to sustain damage in the racing incident with Sergio and from there he was able to keep in touch with the leaders before switching onto to the medium tyre, which turned out to be the better tyre in the allocation today."

Horner continues: "Congratulations to Lewis for breaking the record for F1 victories and also to our pit crew who look to have broken the world record once again, also completing all three pit stops in under 1.9 seconds. Quite an achievement.”