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Horner after victory in Las Vegas: 'That was a great race'

Published on 19 November 2023 by Julien Lemmen

The Oracle Red Bull Racing-team crowned an exceptional year in Las Vegas with a record. With Max Verstappen's victory in Vegas, the Milton Keynes-based team picked up its 20th win of the season.

Team principal Christian Horner, who celebrated his 50th birthday this weekend and received Max Verstappen's special Las Vegas helmet as a present, reflected after the race: "That was a great race. The speeds around here are insane. Long fast straights, lots of slip stream and big breaking zones, Las Vegas was not short on excitement. Max revels in a race like that, even though he was on the end of a penalty, the way he came back, the way he fought, it was fantastic. I think he may have changed his mind about Vegas. Checo was brilliant today as well. Coming from a nose change at the  back of the field, making his way up to eventually lead the race. He was so unlucky to lose out on second place but it was enough to see him secure second place in the Championship and we are extremely happy for him and the team. It was a fantastic drive from both of them and it sums up the year we have been having. So, Max’s 18th win, a 20th victory for us and our first P1 and P2 in the Drivers' Championship. It really has been a fantastic year. One more race to go and we certainly won’t be letting our foot off the gas just yet."