For Christian Horner, his team must imperatively continue to attack relentlessly during the last five races of the season against a Mercedes team that will not let go.
Red Bull team principal Christian Horner expects a close fight until the last race of the season with Mercedes and doesn’t think it makes sense to continue preparing for Grand Prix weekends by simply looking at the data acquired in the past.
Ahead of the Mexican Grand Prix, Red Bull Racing is 23 points behind in the constructors ‘championship over Mercedes, while Max Verstappen leads the drivers’ championship with twelve points ahead of rival Lewis Hamilton.
The gaps are extremely small this year between the two rival teams and Horner insists that it will not just be necessary to build on the achievements of the last five races of the season, but rather to keep attacking and pushing. give everything to hope to make the difference against Mercedes.
“We just have to attack! Twelve points is nothing and it can disappear very quickly as we have seen previously. » Declared Christian Horner on the eve of the Mexican Grand Prix.
“We have to keep pushing through all the race weekends like we have done so far and make the most of it. With five more Grands Prix to go, the pressure is only increasing. It’s very tight between the two teams.”
“We have to drop the data books. Mexico was a good trail for us, but it was also a good trail for them on some occasions, so we don’t underestimate that. I just hope we are strong there. Mexico and Brazil have been good leads for us in the past, but this year it’s been so close between the two teams. “
“There was a tenth or two difference in each race so I don’t see why it would be any different in Mexico. We just have to keep focusing in every session, in every race. There are still five races, 130 points available in the drivers’ championship, there are obviously more among the manufacturers. But we reduced Mercedes’ lead to 23 points and Max is now twelve points ahead of the drivers.”