In Sochi, Max Verstappen split the Mercedes drivers twice – first in qualifying, then in the race. At the same time, his teammate Alex Albon qualified and finished tenth. Red Bull Racing chief Christian Horner is pleased with Max’s performance …
Christian Horner: “The car always goes as fast as it can. We know that Max performs at a very high level, as does Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes. On Saturday, Verstappen drove an incredible lap in qualifying, and in the race he performed very maturely, was confident and did not make mistakes.
This weekend we were inferior to Mercedes in speed. Obviously, Hamilton’s penalty helped us, but Max got the most out of the car in qualifying and in the race – and the best result for us in Sochi. “