Christian Horner states that Red Bull would never swap Max Verstappen’s title for the 2021 Constructors’ Championship.
For the first time since 2008, the Drivers’ and Constructors’ Championships have been split between different teams. Verstappen got the Drivers’ title for the first time, while Mercedes won their eighth consecutive Constructors’ Championship.
Horner admits that Red Bull would not change Verstappen’s title for the Constructors’ Championship success even though it is more profitable for the team.
“The Constructors’ is where the money is. That is where the revenues that come into the sport are distributed, based on your performance in the championship,” the Red Bull team principal said.
“I think every employee within our team, and probably in most of the teams, is rewarded on where they are in the Constructors’ Championship, as opposed to the Drivers’.
“But the drivers’ obviously has the popularity and it has the prestige. I don’t think there’s a single employee within our business that would have traded the first place in the constructors’ for this drivers’ championship.”