Christian Horner has shared his thoughts about Max Verstappen’s performance in the Abu Dhabi GP qualifying.
Verstappen will start the title decider race in Abu Dhabi from the pole position after a brilliant lap in the final shootout. Horner believes that it has been one of his best laps.
“That’s one of Max’s best laps of the year. Even on the following lap that we got him to back off on, he matched the time and the tow was probably worth a tenth or two, not half a second. His last sector, when you look at the level of downforce he’s got on, it’s insane, it’s absolutely insane,” he told Sky Sports.
Sergio Perez helped Verstappen during his flying lap by giving a tow in sector 2. The Red Bull Racing team principal emphasized the Mexican’s role in Verstappen’s qualifying success.
“Checo [Perez] has been a dutiful teammate, he sacrificed an optimum lap for him to give his teammate that performance and I think that you can’t ask for more than that.”