Christian Horner has explained the areas in which Max Verstappen prevails over the teammate Sergio Perez in the RB16B.


  • Throughout the 2021 season, the newcomer Perez struggled to match Verstappen’s pace.
  • Verstappen has taken 9 wins and 16 podiums whereas Perez lagged behind, with 1 win and 5 podiums.
  • Recently, Perez has been delivering more consistent results, finishing on the podium during 3 of the last 5 races.

What he had to say:

  • “Max is gaining all his time in the slow- and medium-speed corners – sometimes up to two tenths in a single spot,” Horner stated, according to Auto Motor und Sport.
  • “The rear axle of our car has always been nervous under braking. Max doesn’t mind that, [but] everyone else does – they lose confidence and become unsure.”
  • “Maybe Max doesn’t notice this nervousness in the car and just drives over it.”

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