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Horner after qualifying Miami: 'Should be a fascinating contest tomorrow'

Published on 08 May 2022 by Yvonne Huijs

Max Verstappen qualified third today for the Miami Grand Prix. His teammate Sergio Perez will start next to him: he qualified fourth.

Christian Horner, Oracle Red Bull Racing team principal, says: “It was all about those fine margins today. It was looking positive for us after the first run, but then a small mistake for Max at turn four and that was it for him, and then Checo’s first sector wasn’t good for him, so we start from the second row tomorrow. Ferrari have done a very good job today so credit to them. Max has been on the back foot today, he’s down on laps on the other guys and still learning about the track so it’s a good recovery from him."

"We know both our cars have good straight-line speed and the DRS could be pretty powerful here tomorrow", Horner continues. "And with all the support races the breaking zones should open up a bit, so there are a couple of places where we should be able to overtake. Strategy and pitstops will be crucial, as no one has really been able to do any long runs, it should be a fascinating contest tomorrow.”

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