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Horner after victory in Monaco: 'A phenomenal day for the team'

Published on 23 May 2021 by Julien Lemmen

Red Bull Racing had a magnificent Monaco Grand Prix. Max Verstappen crowned a flawless weekend with a commanding victory, while team-mate Sergio Perez finished fourth after a good strategy. Max' victory in Monaco secured him the lead in the championship, while Red Bull took the lead in the Constructors Championship for the first time since 2013.

Team principal Christian Horner reflects after the race: “It’s a phenomenal day for the team. Max was disappointed yesterday that we didn’t get to see him deliver a pole position lap but he dealt with the frustration well and when the opportunity presented itself today he seized it with both hands, driving faultlessly from start to finish to deliver our fifth Monaco victory. Checo also drove an incredibly strong race, the strategy worked well and he had brilliant pace in clean air enabling him to finish fourth. It’s Honda’s first win here since Senna in 1992, the first time they’ve led the championship since 1991 and we have to credit them for their hard work in helping us get to this point. They’ve done a great job and to have three Honda cars in the top six is a fantastic result."

"As a team we have great strength in depth and finishing first or second in the first five races of the season is a phenomenal example of teamwork and our ability to fight. There is a long way to go in this championship but we should always enjoy the wins. Commiserations to Charles and Ferrari, it was a tough day for them but great to see them back up there in the mix. The championship is very tight at the top and today was an important step for us.”