Christian Horner is hopeful that “Red Bull racing driver” Pierre Gasly will interfere with Mercedes’ race in order to give the team and pole-sitter Max Verstappen an advantage.
Red Bull driver Sergio Perez will start the race from the pit lane, meaning Verstappen is the only from the team who will have an advantage at the start. With this in mind, Horner hopes AlphaTauri driver Pierre Gasly will contribute in defending from Mercedes, thus giving its sister team the leading performance.
“That’s great for us [Gasly in second row], because we haven’t got Checo [Perez]. But, at least, we’ve got Pierre there, so another Red Bull driver on the second row,” Horner told Dutch broadcaster Ziggo Sport.
“But he’s still a Red Bull Racing driver, all the drivers at AlphaTauri are Red Bull Racing drivers. Tactically, if he could make a good start, that’d be great for us.”