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Horner: 'Real camaraderie at Red Bull despite title fight'

Horner: 'Real camaraderie at Red Bull despite title fight'

30-11-2021 12:31 Last update: 14:13


Christian Horner, still the youngest team principal in Formula 1, sees his team back in contention for the world titles for the first time since 2013. A title fight like this brings extra pressure of course, but Horner says Red Bull Racing is welcoming it with open arms.

Red Bull thrives under title race pressure

The 48-year-old Horner has been at the helm of Red Bull since its debut in 2005. In 2009 Sebastian Vettel won the team's first Grand Prix in China, before winning the world title four times from 2010 to 2013, both in the drivers' and constructors' categories. After a couple of lesser years, Red Bull can really get back into the title race in 2021.

In an interview with ServusTV, Horner discusses the atmosphere within Red Bull. "We have such a strong team that we are enjoying this season more than in recent years, despite the title fight being quite tough." According to him, the high pressure does not have a negative impact on the team. "In fact, I think the employees only flourish under this pressure."

Real camaraderie at Red Bull

Horner is very happy with his job at Red Bull anyway. "I like working with other people and we have a great team as a result. The morale is high and there is real camaraderie." Despite his now years of experience, Horner is still the youngest team boss in Formula 1 and is therefore far from thinking about quitting. "I still want to achieve a lot with this team and we have a very good time ahead of us with the new engine department. The most exciting years are still ahead of us."

Horner keeps work and home separate

Despite occasionally taking his wife Geri Halliwell to races, Horner tries to keep work and home well separated. "I think it's important to leave work at the office. It's not healthy to obsess about your work every day." As such, he likes to spend a lot of time with his family. "I spend as much time with them as possible. That gives you different perspectives, after which you can return to Formula 1 recharged. If you don't do this, the sport takes over your life."

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