Christian Horner after Dutch Grand Prix: 'Fans in Holland are incredible'
Published on 05 September 2021 by Bryan van Berlo
Christian Horner, Team Principal of Red Bull Racing, reflects after today’s Dutch Grand Prix: “It was an impeccable race for the team today. There’s a fantastic atmosphere here and I’ve never seen a reaction like that in my whole career, the fans in Holland are incredible.”
“It was important for Max to get a clean start, his ability to judge and read the grip level is very strong. We knew with the strategic options that Mercedes had that they were going to split the strategy and they did exactly that. It was also crucial for Max to make that pass on Valtteri quickly and then after that, we were able to cover Lewis. The team did everything they could today to make sure Max had a smooth race and he did everything that he needed.”
“Sergio won Driver of the Day and he has driven a great race. Not only did he take the penalty, he had a huge flat spot and we had to pit him for safety reasons, so he was in an even more difficult position then. He made great progress through the field, scoring important points for us and improving his confidence after a really tough Saturday.”
“Looking ahead, Monza and Sochi are tracks that Mercedes have a stronghold, we’d expect them to have the upper hand, therefore the next two races are about trying to limit the damage and making sure we extract as much as we can out of the cars. It’s going to be really close and this championship looks like it’s going to go all the way to Abu Dhabi.”