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Horner after Bahrain one-two: 'A great start'

Published on 05 March 2023 by Niels Hendrix

Christian Horner, Oracle Red Bull Racing team principal, says after the victorious race in Bahrain: “What a race! Max certainly showed he has not lost any of his pace coming into the new season, grabbing pole and the victory with both hands. Checo had a bit of work to do with Charles, but he played it well and then from there it was about managing the race till the end. The pace was there, the reliability too, we also had a solid pit stop strategy. It’s great to have both the guys up there within a tenth, fighting over the fine margins. That pushes the team forward and they certainly delivered.”

“Comparing it to last year, when we finished with no points, is quite a contrast. However, it is important to remember this is just race one, there’s a lot of racing still to do, but it is a great start, from the whole team. It was important for us to get on the board, get some good points in early and we have done that today. We look forward to see what Jeddah brings.”