Red Bull scored a resounding double at Imola, their first since the 2016 Malaysian Grand Prix, all after a fine display from Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez.
But such a result is not without bringing its share of stress. Christian Horner, who has a habit of nervously moving his foot on the pit wall when his team is fighting for a big result, thus joked about this little mania.
“My foot moved more than Charles Leclerc’s helmet!” said the Red Bull leader, referring to the porpoising that caused the Monegasque Ferrari to bounce.
“The problem with such a race is that in the last 10-15 laps you can only lose. last laps seemed endless and we were relieved once we crossed the finish line.”
One of the strong images from the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix is the moment Verstappen took a lap from last year’s arch-rival Lewis Hamilton.
But if Mercedes F1 is currently in great difficulty, Horner still sees the German team playing a role in the championship this year and thus dissociates himself from the comments made by Helmut Marko this week concerning the British driver.
“Lewis had a terrible weekend but he hasn’t forgotten how to drive. Five races ago they were fighting for the world championship, so they will manage to fix the problems with their car and have a role to play in this championship. .”
“We don’t underestimate any of our competitors and all we can do is focus on ourselves, to make sure we take advantage of every opportunity.”