Horner: 'Comfortable race voor Max'
Published on 09 July 2022 by Johan Peeters
Christian Horner, team principal of Oracle Red Bull Racing, reflects after sprint on the Red Bull Ring in Austria: "It was great to get the pole yesterday and to get the victory in the sprint race and retain that for the race tomorrow is fantastic. Max hit the tyres very hard to break the DRS, it’s quite a long stint and Ferrari were saving their tyres, but that’s the strategy we chose and what you take out at the beginning you get back at the end. Max managed it well and it was a reasonably comfortable race for him. Yesterday was a tough penalty for Checo but he had an incredible first lap today, he managed to pick off the cars and made up eight places to get back up into P5, which was only one place behind where we thought he should have been.”
“Tomorrow is going to be a fascinating race, you can see the Ferraris are quick so we need another good start, a great first lap and to get our heads down. The support we’ve had here in Austria at the Red Bull Ring has been amazing, for the Team and for Max in particular from the Orange Army. The fans everywhere in the world have been fantastic but it’s great to be racing at home and it sets us up for an exciting race tomorrow.”