Horner after dominant performance in Miami: 'A fantastic team effort'
Published on 08 May 2023 by Julien Lemmen
The team of Oracle Red Bull Racing had a perfect Miami Grand Prix. Max Verstappen won the race from P9 on the grid, while teammate Sergio Perez made it the fourth double victory in the first five races for the Milton Keynes-based team.
Team principal Christian Horner reflects after the race: “Another fantastic performance from the team. It was a big win for the second time here in Miami, our 5th victory and our 4th 1-2 of the year – all from 1st and 9th on the grid – a huge performance. Max starting on the hard tyre was a risk. Our simulators were telling us it would prove a slower race than on the mediums. He wanted to take that chance and he made it work, particularly from lap 20 to lap 42. His pace on that worn tyre was superior. He was able to match and sometimes better Checo’s pace. Sergio drove a brilliant race and he knew that 19.8 was the magic number to keep Max behind, but with Max then switching to the softer tyres, with the extra grip and the phenomenal pace he has been carrying all weekend, he was away. The two of them raced hard and raced fairly which is what we asked of them. They both gave it their all as did everyone both here and back at Milton Keynes. It was a fantastic team effort.”