Christian Horner wanted to send a warning message to Red Bull and Verstappen: the words of the Team Principal
It is the week leading up to Spanish Grand Prixa sort of watershed for the stables of Formula 1I consider how many should bring new updates compared to the first five races of the world championship.
Who doesn’t seem to need it is there Red Bull; the Anglo-Austrian house, having dismissed the reliability problems, narrowed down the disadvantage in the world rankings against Ferrari; six points away in the constructors’ one, while in the drivers Leclerc still has a margin of 19 lengths against Max Verstappenhowever, significantly reduced in the last two Grands Prix.
A very positive start to the world championship for Red Bull, e Christian Horner to the microphones of CNN he spent himself in praise. “It is thanks to the team – said the manager – I did not expect such a start“.
The same Horner explains why. “We had to take risks after the enormous work carried out on the single-seater last season; there was an opportunity to win and we tried” He admitted. The Team Principal however, he explained how last season, mainly in the final part, was intense from the point of view of pressure on the Team.
Chris Horner, the prediction on Barcelona
The Team Principal, just after what happened last year, probably did not expect a drum-beating start to the season. “The good results of this world championship show in this short time the phenomenal work of the team“.
Great satisfaction, therefore, on the part of Horner who, however, still wanted to keep everyone with their feet on the ground. Only five races out of 23 of the World Championship were held and Ferrari is still in the lead, in both classifications. “There is a long way to go – He admitted – the fight is close with the Cavallino”He explained before launching into a sort of prediction on the Barcelona Grand Prixwith the Catalan circuit, moreover, the scene of the first pre-season test session in this world championship.
“The Miami circuit was good for Red Bull” – He admitted – “but Ferrari will be strong in Barcelona”He explained, before technically motivating his words. “The single-seater from Maranello is agile in fast corners”The words of manager who therefore wanted to highlight how the Catalan track is decidedly more in favor of the Cavallino.