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Horner after Brazilian Grand Prix: 'The main issue was our pace'

Published on 14 November 2022 by Julien Lemmen

The team of Red Bull Racing had a disappointing Brazilian Grand Prix. Max Verstappen finished in sixth place after an incident with Lewis Hamilton, with teammate Sergio Perez behind him in P7.

Team principal Christian Horner reflects after the race: “We haven’t often left a Grand Prix-weekend this season feeling disappointed. Coming away from Brazil with P6 and P7 is far from the standards we have set for ourselves this season. The main issue for us was our pace. George drove very well all weekend and the various updates Mercedes have been bringing throughout the year has seen them get quicker and quicker. We need to understand why we gave away performance this weekend and will come out firing on all cylinders in Abu Dhabi."

Horner continues: “Regarding Max and Checo, we have discussed the matter internally and we go into Abu Dhabi as a team to do the very best that we can to help Checo achieve second place in the Championship. Max is supportive of that. Ultimately, we work as a team and race as a team. It is that ethos that has seen us gain such great success this season and will continue to drive us forward.”