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Christian Horner after sprint at Brazil: 'Two vital points'

Published on 13 November 2021 by Bryan van Berlo

Christian Horner, Team Principal of Red Bull Racing, reflects after today’s sprint qualifying for the Brazilian Grand Prix: “We got two points today and they will be vital in the championship battle, so that’s a positive. Mercedes’ speed today is no great surprise, it has been coming for a few races now. In Turkey it started to appear and in Mexico their straight-line speed was about 14km quicker than us at the end of the straight. We saw it again yesterday, and in a straight-line nobody can live with them. but tomorrow is a different race.”

“It looks like track conditions will be hotter and strategy will be key, we need to get a good start into turn one. We were on the medium tyres today and so we still have the softs to come, and as always in Brazil, anything can happen come race day. We’ve got to get our heads down and concentrate on what we do. We need to have both cars up there challenging for points. We are on the front row with Max and Checo is right behind him, so we are going to go for it and see what we can come away with.”

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