Christian Horner expects 'tough' Italian Grand Prix

Published on 11 September 2021 by Bryan van Berlo

Christian Horner, Team Principal of Red Bull Racing, reflects after today’s sprint qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix: “We are grateful to take the points today and the pole position. It's the first time we will start from pole here in the turbo hybrid era and it will be important to retain that position through the first lap, as Monza is renowned for incidents at the first corner. We expect it to be a tough race.”

“Sergio was the only driver who made an overtake after the safety car in that race, so he’ll make more progress tomorrow. It’s going to be a fascinating race and there will be a lot of debate about tyre choice for the start, is it a one stop, is it a two stop, the strategy guys are going to earn their money tonight.”

“McLaren are a factor tomorrow and we cannot underestimate them, they are quick and their car is very efficient.  We’ve got to get our heads down, focus on our own race and make sure that we get a clean start to make the most of this grid position.”

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