“We had a chance on the front row,” Christian Horner reflects on the problems as Red Bull suffers a bad day at the office » FirstSportz

Christian Hoerner
Christian Hoerner

Christian Hoerner expressed his suffering from poor qualifying at the Hungarian Grand Prix. Red Bull wanted to compete with Ferrari at a track that suits the Italian team better than the Bulls. But things didn’t go as team manager Christian Horner expected. Horner expected to have at least one fight for the front row but missed by miles.

Sergio Perez was thrown out of Q2 after failing to set a decent lap to advance into Q3. Horner blamed traffic for taking the lead while Perez sat on his hot lap. The maximum that Sergio managed was an eleventh place.

Christian Horner then explained the situation Max Verstappen found himself in when he missed a final run that might have given him a chance to fight for the top. Max only managed P10 due to an engine failure he sustained while lapping for a final run. Horner was hoping for a better day tomorrow after considering a decent pace that the Bulls had today.

“It’s frustrating to lose Checo in Q2, he had a bit of traffic at Turn 2.” said Christian Horner

“Nonetheless we were confident we could crack it and unfortunately a problem related to the power unit [for Max] On its out-lap we’re obviously trying to reset sensors and stuff to heal and clear it out, but sadly it wasn’t to be.” explained Horner.

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Christian Horner is on a cliffhanger before Sunday

Max Verstappen
Max Verstappen

Horner was unhappy with the result but in the end happy that nothing went wrong on Sunday. If Max had had an engine failure in the main race, that would have been more dramatic than not starting on the front row.

“I think we would have at least had a chance on the front row today. So at least it happened today, not tomorrow. So from there we will drive hard and give it our all.” understands Christian Horner.

Starting from P2 and P3, Ferrari have open opportunities to get the most out of the Red Bull battles. A 1-2 would close a tidy gap in the championship and reduce the points between them and Red Bull.

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