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Christian Horner after qualifying Silverstone: 'We'll take a P4'

Published on 06 July 2024 by Coen Versteeg

Qualifying for the British Grand Prix did not go smoothly for Oracle Red Bull Racing. Max Verstappen recorded a fourth fastest time after suffering damage to the floor and Sergio Perez retired in Q1 after getting stuck in the gravel.

“Unfortunately a rattle through the gravel caused quite a bit of damage to Max’s floor which really impacted performance in the later stages of qualifying. The team did a fantastic job in the garage to turn it around in between sessions to salvage what we could. It was a brilliant lap by Max also. To get on the second row with that amount of damage? We’ll take that. It was a tough qualifying for Checo. No one will be more disappointed than he, going out in Q1 like that. It’s obviously not what we can afford at the moment. He will need a big race tomorrow but there is still a lot of opportunity here so he’s not out yet."