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Horner after pole in Bahrain: 'It was a great lap from Max'

Published on 01 March 2024 by Julien Lemmen

The Oracle Red Bull Racing-team had a more than successful first real showdown for the RB20. During the first qualifying session of the season, Max Verstappen claimed pole position for the Bahrain Grand Prix.

Team principal Christian Horner reflects after qualifying: "It was a great lap from Max, the circuit was getting cooler, so it was getting a little trickier. He didn’t think it was enough to take pole but thankfully it was and he put it together very well. It was very tight behind him, I have been saying the regulations are going to concertina the field and the start of this year is starting to show that, which make things exciting for everyone. It should be an interesting race tomorrow, this grid is so tight, there was only a tenth and a half between third and seventh so I am not concerned about Checo starting from P5. It’s a long lap to race around here and I am confident he will be in a good place to compete for the podium.”

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