Red Bull’s Christian Horner: “We can make good progress in the race”


Christian Horner (left) talks with Max Verstappen (right) - Credit: Mark Thompson/Getty Images

Christian Horner reflected on the ultra-tight qualifying session at the Autódromo José Carlos Pace on Saturday after seeing his drivers qualify fourth and sixth for the Brazilian Grand Prix.

The Team Principal of the Red Bull Racing team will see Max Verstappen line-up on the second row, with Daniel Ricciardo directly behind him on the third row, and with just 0.136 seconds separating Ricciardo from third placed Kimi Raikkonen.

Horner has joined his drivers in wishing for wet weather on Sunday, feeling that would be their best opportunity for his drivers to move forward in the race, with the team hopeful of leaving Brazil with second place in the Constructors’ Championship confirmed ahead of Scuderia Ferrari.

“A very tight qualifying to end up fourth and sixth,” said Horner. “Looking at the grid positions for tomorrow’s race there’s only a tenth and a half between third and sixth place today.

“Max unfortunately lost a little bit of time in the middle sector on his last lap when he was set for an improvement but hopefully, with chances of mixed weather conditions tomorrow, from those grid positions we can make good progress in the race.”