Red Bull team principal Christian Horner is open and honest about comments made by his driver, Max Verstappen, regarding this weekend’s race in Las Vegas. According to the team boss, it was very refreshing for the Limberger team to express itself and Horner says it had nothing to do with the race itself.
Three-time world champion Verstappen once again emphasized in Las Vegas that he is an ‘old school’ driver. The 26-year-old driver isn’t too concerned with the spectacle surrounding the sport and that was the focus during the last weekend of the sport in the US. The track layout wasn’t particularly impressive, but it provided excellent racing. Verstappen was also honest about it, because he enjoyed it.
Also interesting: Explainer: How McLaren’s weekend in Las Vegas collapsed
“Respect that he doesn’t feel comfortable.”
Reverse Motorsport.com Red Bull Racing team principal responds to Verstappen’s comments. “Max would have thoroughly enjoyed this race because that’s what he loves and that’s what he came here for. The fact that he won an Elvis Presley suit and sang Viva Las Vegas on his lap, when he probably didn’t feel comfortable with that,” is very refreshing and shows that he’s on “A willingness to speak up and give an honest opinion, although you have to respect that he doesn’t feel comfortable with that.” The team boss praised the Dutchman’s open attitude.
Verstappen never made fun of Las Vegas. “He didn’t judge the race. I think he feels a little uncomfortable with the show element, the Super Bowl effect, that was applied here.” In addition, Verstappen appeared on Sunday in an Elvis suit and “simply” agreed. “We showed him that weeks ago, which is something he was aware of and was completely on board with,” Horner said.
Tv fanatic. Freelance thinker. Social media enthusiast. Total bacon lover. Communicator.