Horner after qualifying at Silverstone: 'Mercedes incredibly quick'

Published on 01 August 2020 by Bryan van Berlo

Christian Horner, team principal of Aston Martin Red Bull Racing, reflects after today’s qualifying session for the British Grand Prix: “I would be lying if I said today hasn’t been frustrating, especially with the kind of margins we are looking at to Mercedes. We know this track always suits their car but they are incredibly quick at the moment but we have to keep the pressure on them as much as we can. The wind has a massive impact on the aero of these cars and their performance which can unsettle the car and in turn the driver.”

“It was disappointing for Alex and the team not to make it to Q3 but losing the track time in FP3 hurt him, especially after yesterday’s off. Max did a great job to wring everything out of the car to line-up on the second row which is actually our best qualifying here since 2016.”

“The gap to the front remains our focus and clearly there is work to do for us as a team, but we won’t stop pushing. Our race pace is often more competitive compared with qualifying so hopefully we can maximize our points haul tomorrow with both cars.”

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