The Red Bull team principal believes Verstappen’s penalty for colliding with Lewis Hamilton during the Italian Grand Prix is not that important in Sochi.
Why it matters: Verstappen was awarded a 3-place grid drop penalty for causing a collision with Lewis Hamilton during the Italian Grand Prix.
- Horner believes the “tow” through turn 2 will compensate for Verstappen’s penalty.
- The Red Bull principal also addressed an issue with their pit stop.
What he had to say:
- “We have the grid penalty to take for Max,” he said, “but in Sochi it’s not such a handicap because of the strength of the tow down turn [two].”
- Speaking about their pit stop error at the Italian GP, he said: “There was a rare human error in our pit stop, as a result of the technical directive but nonetheless something we need to learn from.”