Christian Horner is delighted that both Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez have successfully overcome all challenges in the Belgian GP qualifying.
Saturday’s qualifying session at the Spa Francorchamps brought a lot of challenges, which the drivers had had to face. The championship contender Verstappen succeeded and took the pole position. Red Bull Racing team principal Horner reveals that he is very happy that his drivers have avoided any trouble.
“It was a matter of trying to thread your way through those sessions. You’re trying to follow the conditions, not trying to preempt anything, and I think both drivers, particularly Max, did a great job,” he told Sky Sports F1.
“I think we made the right calls at the right time and it was all about getting that last lap in. I think he got himself into a good place track position-wise and obviously made that lap count. I mean Russell’s lap was phenomenal, congrats to him, but it was obviously great to get that pole today.”
Horner also admits that the pole position spot is the most desirable for him tomorrow, despite any chaos that could happen on the opening laps on Sunday.
“We’ve got fresh air ahead of us. I think head down, try and get a good start, you know you’re going to be vulnerable if you’re the lead car as you come out of Eau Rouge,” he commented.
“It could well be wet again tomorrow and then you got the benefit of visibility. Let’s see what the weather brings tomorrow, but I’d rather be starting there than anywhere else.”