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Horner after Monaco GP qualifying: 'Car not optimal all weekend'

Published on 25 May 2024 by Coen Versteeg

Qualifying for the Monaco Grand Prix was disappointing for Oracle Red Bull Racing. With a sixth place for Max and an eighteenth place for Checo, Saturday did not go as planned. After qualifying, Christian Horner, team principal and CEO of Oracle Red Bull Racing, commented.

“Ferrari were quick all weekend, particularly Charles. The first sector was pretty strong today for us, it was mainly the tight hairpin around Lowes and then turn five and turn ten which were our weak areas. I felt we were letting ourselves back into it with Max but the car has not been at its optimal all weekend. We have been struggling with certain characteristics here, but I still thought there was a chance for maybe sneaking a second or third out of it but in that last run, we didn’t get it and we ended up in sixth. Unfortunately for Checo it wasn’t quite his day either, traffic created some issues for him, he was stuck and couldn’t make it out of Q1. We will take the lessons out of today and look to tomorrow. It will be tricky as barring a safety car, the race is pretty much done but we will come back fighting tomorrow.”