Red Bull Content Pool

F1 News

Horner slightly unhappy at Singapore race: 'That ruined it for us'

Horner slightly unhappy at Singapore race: 'That ruined it for us'

17 September - 16:48

Christian Horner is not entirely satisfied with Red Bull Racing's result in the Singapore Grand Prix. Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez both had to fight their way back after a disappointing qualifying session, eventually finishing fifth and eighth, respectively. The Red Bull team boss was a little bit unhappy with the unfortunate safety car for his team.

Horner congratulates Ferrari

Before the Singapore Grand Prix, Red Bull was on a run of 15 wins. So this came to an end in the city-state due to Carlos Sainz's victory. "Of course, it was going to come to an end at some point. Fifteen consecutive wins was an incredible run. Congratulations to Carlos and Ferrari. They did a great job today," Horner began opposite Viaplay.

Safety car does not help Red Bull race

On lap 20, the safety car came out after Williams driver Logan Sargeant hit the wall hard, which did not help the strategy of the Red Bull drivers, who had both started on hard tyres, according to Horner. Verstappen and Perez were among the few drivers who decided not to go inside.

"Nothing went well for us this weekend. We had a tough qualifying, and for the race, we chose an aggressive strategy. With that, we were hoping for an early or late safety car. The lap on which the safety car came out could not have been worse for us. That ruined our race. Then we had to do the restart with old tyres and do our pit stop under the green flag, leaving us 45 seconds behind the leader."

Video player

More videos