“It made no sense to let them fight,” Christian Horner explains to Sergio Perez » FirstSportz about Red Bull’s controversial team order

Christian Horner and Sergio Perez
Christian Horner and Sergio Perez

Sergio Perez drove a brilliant race at the Spanish GP to finish second behind his Red Bull teammate Max Verstappen. The Mexican could have started the race from the third row but wasted no time in stretching his elbows and getting past Carlos Sainz into the first corner. We thought he would get past George Russell just like Carlos Sainz, but that wasn’t to happen as Russell was fighting for his life.

After the shocking retirement of Charles Leclerc, it was pretty clear who three will get onto the podiums. Only the order was up for debate. After Sergio Perez got past George Russell and a different strategy helped Max Verstappen pass the Mercedes driver, a Red Bull 1-2 was a mere formality. But the win was up for grabs and we expected the two Red Bulls to fight.

But unfortunately that wasn’t the case as Red Bull ordered Sergio Perez to let Max Verstappen through. This came as a surprise to everyone as this was only the 6th race of a long season. Regardless of the result, the Mexican would have wanted to compete with the reigning world champions. We can understand Max riding on a fresher set of tyres, but that doesn’t mean you can’t allow the two men in front to compete.

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Christian Horner has spoken out to Sergio Perez after controversial team orders

Christian Horner and Sergio Perez
Christian Horner and Sergio Perez

Christian Horner and Red Bull were heavily criticized after the decision and had to come out and explain themselves. After the race he said: “I spoke to him as he got out of the car. The problem for every driver: if they don’t have a clear overview of the strategy or a race that lies ahead, it will always be emotional to give up a lead.”

“But he played the team game very strongly, I think he clearly understood that it wasn’t an even fight because the tempo delta between strategies was so big that from a team perspective for me it just didn’t make sense .”

That’s why we didn’t let the drivers argue today.” as reported by Motorsport.

Sergio Perez has every right to feel hurt. The Mexican has been brilliant all year and should be given every opportunity to fight for the coveted world title.

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