Christian Horner happy with 'first front row start in Barcelona for ten years'

Published on 08 May 2021 by Bryan van Berlo

Christian Horner, team principal of Red Bull Racing, reflects after today’s qualifying session for the Spanish Grand Prix: “It was another very exciting qualifying and a fantastic performance by the team. Our first front row start in Barcelona for 10 years and Max was once again so close to pole. Being on the front row is very encouraging and there are a lot of positives to take from today. Last year we were 0.7s off pole and this year Max has completed an almost identical lap time to Lewis, so it’s great progress.”

“Checo recovered after having a spin on his first lap in Q3 and will start in P8, but we know how strong he is in the race and despite it being a difficult track to overtake on I’m confident he will make good progress. It will be important to get a good start, the margins are so tight between us and Mercedes at the moment that the small things make a big difference, so the start and that run down to the first corner is going to be important and very exciting to watch.”

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