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Horner after qualifying in Mexico: 'It wasn't enough'

Published on 29 October 2023 by Yvonne Huijs

Christian Horner, team principal of Oracle Red Bull Racing, looks back at qualifying for the Mexican Grand Prix. Max Verstappen took third place, while Sergio Pérez finished fifth.

“Not the qualifying session we are used to seeing. We did well but Ferrari really pulled it out at the end. I think even they were surprised. Q1 and Q2 looked like a struggle for them and then they put in a very strong time that first run in Q3. They couldn’t better it on the second run, we put in a strong lap but it wasn’t enough. Congrats to them they were very quick in a very confusing session but equally, good to see both Daniel in P4 and Checo in P5. We are looking forward to Sunday, we have a good race car and as long as they stay out of trouble on that first lap we should be set up well. Arguably starting in the front is not where you really want to be on this track with that huge run down to turn1. It will be interesting to see if there is some formation driving by Ferrari, but it’s a pretty wide track and it will make a really exciting race."

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