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Horner after Italian Grand Prix: 'A very special victory'

Published on 03 September 2023 by Julien Lemmen

Max Verstappen set a record in Monza. His victory in the Italian Grand Prix marked the tenth consecutive win for the two-time world champion. Sergio Perez made it a one-two for Oracle Red Bull Racing.

Team principal Christian Horner reflects after the race: “This was a very special victory but we had to do it the hard way. The Ferrari’s were very quick today, just as they have been all weekend and with Carlos and Charles defending like their life depended on it meant we had to work that extra bit harder to lead the race. Sergio did a brilliant job, finding his form to claim second, while Max continued his exemplary run to take the win. This now gives Max 10 victories in a row which breaks Sebastian’s record from 10 years ago. It’s a fantastic achievement and a huge effort from every single faction of the team."

Horner continues: "I say time and time again, it’s not just what you see here at track that makes success possible, there is so much that goes on behind the scenes. Formula One is the biggest team sport in the world, and it requires every single person to do their job, investing in this car and sharing the same vision. This win is down to everyone in the Oracle Red Bull Racing-team that has done such an amazing job this season. That’s now 14 victories in a row. We are leaving Europe unbeaten which is a truly remarkable achievement and something we look to extend as we head to the next race in Singapore in two weeks time."