Horner after qualifying in Abu Dhabi: "Max wasn't at ease with the car"

Published on 25 November 2017 by Julien Lemmen

Red Bull Racing team-principal Christian Horner shared his vision on the fourth grid place for Daniel Ricciardo and the sixth grid place for Max Verstappen after qualifying for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

"Max is starting in P6 on the grid and has not been happy with his car balance all weekend, and whilst that improved during qualifying, he still wasn't totally at ease with the car. Today we saw one of Daniel's best qualifying laps of the season to make it on to the second row for the start of tomorrow's race. He managed to put it all together right at the end of Q3 with an excellent effort. As we go into the last race of the year, we will certainly give it all we've got. It will be great to finish the season on a high note and hopefully we can sign off on 2017 with that tomorrow."

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