Horner: French GP silences rules accusations

Christian Horner. Credits: Red Bull Content Pool.

Red Bull boss Christian Horner believes Red Bull’s win in France will silence those who accused them of breaking the rules.

The 2021 French Grand Prix has been described by many as a classic, old-school F1 race of differing strategies. It was Red Bull who came out best, doing a two-stopper for Max Verstappen, and using Sergio Perez’s world-class tire conservation to pick up first and third. with a penultimate lap pass sealing the win for Verstappen.

Horner believes this win will finally silence the critics who believe Red Bull broke the rules on rear wings and tire pressures, as Red Bull come to their home turf.

“We’ve had accusations made. But we’ve complied with the rules and the way that we’ve reacted I think shows the strength and depth, that our performance isn’t based on rear wing flexibility,” Horner said

“At all times we’ve always followed the prescriptions from Pirelli, and obviously the increase in tire pressure this weekend was challenging for all the teams.  the engineering team has done a great job in optimizing the car around it.”

“It’s the same chassis that they were winning all those races last year, so I think that the team has just done a phenomenal job. We’ve just got to keep that momentum going because Mercedes is such a strong team. It’s only a matter of time before they bounce back, but we’ve just got to keep doing what we’re doing.”

Red Bull are the favorites going into Austria, where they have historically been strong.

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