Christian Horner On Max Verstappen: “He Has Really Come Of Age…”
No one can deny that Red Bull has started to pull it’s weight towards the end of the first half of the season and even though they lost the victory at the Hungarian Grand Prix – Christian Horner is happy with his driver.
Max Verstappen, love him or hate him, he’s a talented driver and even when times are tough – he pushes the car to the limits and races for results.
The driver seems to have matured this year, still remaining direct when addressing issues and the media, taking a much more calm approach when things don’t go his way.
Christian Horner on Max Verstappen
Christian Horner: “I think he has driven with great maturity, even at the end of the race, to lose the race with four laps is hugely frustrating but I think he now sees the bigger pictures. He knew the situation we were in and understands how the race is being read because to the layman, it may seem that Red Bull got their strategy wrong but – we didn’t.”
“Mercedes just had the quicker car and the ability of a free pit stop opened up to them. He had the maturity immediately to understand the situation and I think he has really come of age this year.”
“At the moment, thank God for Red Bull and Max Verstappen – it’s great to have races like Sunday and even though we didn’t come out on top, this is what fans want to see.”
“I think the last four races have in reality been really great races and hopefully with the tracks we have coming up, there are exciting races to come.”
“If the grid does concertina and Max can race against Lewis and the Ferrari’s as well, then, it’s for a bright future!”
“I think Lewis is now over 70 points ahead which is close to a three-race advantage with nine to go. Basically, Lewis would have to not turn up for three races, if his cough comes back or something, or he gets athlete’s foot which is hugely unlikely. They would have to mess up by gargantuan proportions not to win this championship.”