Christian Horner is impressed with how Max Verstappen has managed to win the Austrian Grand Prix.
Sunday was a great day for Red Bull Racing’s leader Verstappen – he won the Austrian GP in a dominant fashion, scoring his first career Grand Slam victory in Formula 1. The team principal Horner was happy with the Dutchman’s performance.
“It’s obviously fantastic to win this race, it’s our home race. Max drove an impeccable race, he didn’t put a wheel wrong, led every lap, fastest lap and yeah, really clean race,” he told Sky Sports.
His other driver, Sergio Perez, had a difficult day, which started with going off the track in a battle with Lando Norris. The McLaren driver got a 5-second penalty for that. Horner thinks that the penalty is harsh.
“As I said in the commentary, I didn’t have a major problem with the Lando move. It was a racing move, it was hard racing wheel to wheel, so to get the penalty for that…I guess they gave themselves no choice when he had the same with Charles,” he commented.
“Otherwise you just get drivers chucking themselves off the circuit and claiming penalties. It’s a bit disappointing for me, that’s hard racing, but that’s life.”