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Horner after qualifying GP Canada: 'Outstanding effort after tricky day'

Published on 09 June 2024 by Coen Versteeg

Max Verstappen has qualified second for the Canadian Grand Prix. After a difficult Friday with technical problems, the world champion managed to recover and drive a strong qualifying session. Oracle Red Bull Racing teammate Sergio Perez got no further than 16th position. After qualifying, Christian Horner, CEO and team principal of Oracle Red Bull Racing, commented on the performance of his drivers.

“It was disappointing for Checo to miss out by such a small margin in Q1 as he struggled with the rear grip in the car. We’ll have to look into the reasons for that so that we can give him the best chance of coming through the field tomorrow, which we know he’s capable of. On a track which was rapidly evolving and where all teams were going through their tyre allocation quickly, Max just got stronger and stronger through the qualifying. To miss out on the top place whilst exactly matching the pole time was an outstanding effort after a tricky day yesterday and it’s great to be lining up on the front row alongside George, in an exciting looking grid.”