Horner is disappointed after Tuscan GP: "It is enormously disappointing for him"


Red Bull Racing leave Mugello with mixed feelings. Alexander Albon took his first podium place in Formula 1 in the Tuscan Grand Prix, but Max Verstappen struggled on Sunday with engine problems that need to be investigated further.

"A bittersweet day but it’s fantastic to see Alex take his first F1 podium. He’s done a great job all weekend," says team boss Christian Horner in a Red Bull press release. The Brit praises Albon for his beautiful overtaking manoeuvres.

Drama for Verstappen

"Unfortunately, Max was unable to show us what he had today after such a promising qualifying and positive feeling ahead of the race. He did the hard bit with a great initial launch and was alongside Lewis, but then he experienced a loss of power which caused him to drop into the middle of the pack where he was hit from behind, ending his race in the gravel," Horner continued.

Horner hates the situation with Verstappen because he thinks Red Bull's overall package was very strong in Tuscany. "It is enormously disappointing for him. The issue is being looked into by Honda and the Team in order to ensure this does not happen again."