Red Bull’s Christian Horner: “A fantastic team performance today”

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Christian Horner was pleased with the ‘fantastic’ performance by the drivers at the German Grand Prix.

Daniel Ricciardo finished the Grand Prix at the Hockenheimring on the podium in second. With team-mate Max Verstappen also achieving a podium position of third. This was the first double podium finish for the Milton Keynes outfit since the 2015 Hungarian Grand Prix.

The performance by the drivers was very strong as they both managed to fend off the Mercedes AMG PETRONAS of Nico Rosberg. With this finish, Red Bull now have a fourteen point advantage over Scuderia Ferrari in the Constructors’ Championship.

The end of the Grand Prix at Hockeinheim marks the start of the three-week Summer Break. Horner is very proud of the team and believes this is a great end to a really strong first half of the year.

“A fantastic team performance today, particularly from the drivers starting from the second row of the grid,” said Horner.

“After they both made strong starts, Daniel gave Max just enough space at turn one, though it looked pretty tight and from there on the drivers settled in to their race. To finish up second and third on the podium here at Hockenheim, to have outscored Ferrari and go into the summer break with a 14 point advantage over them in the Constructors’ Championship is a great end to a really strong first half of the year.

“Time for a well-earned break for all of the team, to recharge their batteries and come back for the final nine races, where there are circuits on the calendar that will hopefully suit us. We’ve exceeded all of our expectations in the first half of the season. I don’t think pre-season any of us could have imagined to have been second in the Constructors’ Championship after 11 rounds.”