Christian Horner after French Grand Prix: 'Very proud'
Published on 20 June 2021 by Bryan van Berlo
Christian Horner, team principal of Red Bull Racing, reflects after today’s French Grand Prix: “I’m very proud of the whole team to bring home back to back race wins and a double podium which extends our lead in both championships. Max got a good start but lost the lead after an early excursion which we managed to survive and, after a stonking out lap following his first pit stop, he recovered track position. We didn’t want to find ourselves in the same position as we did in Barcelona so we pulled the trigger and went for the two stop which thankfully paid off today. It’s always a difficult thing to pit from the lead with 21 laps to go but we don’t shy away from risks and went for it.”
“On Checo’s side, we split the strategy with a one stop which he made work coming home in third place so all round it was a fantastic team performance. You can see how close it is between the two teams, there is very little between the cars so we’ve just got to keep pushing and looking for more performance. There’s such a long way to go in this championship so you can’t take anything for granted but now we’ll take this momentum with us to Austria for the first of two home Grands Prix for the team.”