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Horner after Austrian GP: 'Frustrating'

Published on 30 June 2024 by Niels Hendrix

Christian Horner, CEO and team principal of Oracle Red Bull Racing, says after the tumultuous Austrian race: “For so much of the race we had it under control. We had an eight second lead and it looked like it was all ok. We lost some time in the pit stop as we had a wheel nut that stuck on the left rear, that cut Max’s lead down more than we would have liked and from there it was hard racing.”

Horner continues: “Lando exceeded track limits and was going to get a penalty but then there was the contact and that was really frustrating, it was tough racing between those two. We’ve still managed to get some points though and extend both championships: 10 points in the drivers' and 16 in the constructors'. The pace of the car has been very strong this weekend, we have had two poles, Max lead the race for all but nine laps and then the sprint victory yesterday so it hasn’t been totally disastrous, but, yes, still frustrating. We really would have liked the win, but that is racing."