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Horner after Max' victory in Austin: 'His half century'

Published on 23 October 2023 by Niels Hendrix

Christian Horner, CEO of Oracle Red Bull Racing, reviews the by Max Verstappen won United States Grand Prix in Austin: “Before the race all our simulations were telling us that the two stop was the fastest race for us and that's what we committed to. The debate was, ‘do we run the hard in the middle stint or the medium?’. We knew going up against Lando that they committed to the two hards so we felt going medium, medium was the best strategy.”

Horner continues: “It was crucial for Max to make use of that, get the pass, take the track position and then run our fastest race to the end of the race. Max was dealing with a brake issue throughout the race, as I’m sure you could hear. It was tough for him and I think his focus was largely on that, although he was able to overcome any issues and bring home the victory. His half century.”