Verstappen's podium made Honda's boss cry says Horner

20-03-2019 14:42
by Matt Gretton
F1 News
Verstappen's podium made Honda's boss cry says Horner

Red Bull's first race with a Honda engine in the back of their car resulted in a podium finish for Max Verstappen. Honda's first since 2008. According to boss Christian Horner, Masashi Yamamoto shed a few tears during the celebrations.

Verstappen's podium wasn't easy work as he had to pass Sebastian Vettel's Ferrari. The Red Bull glided through to put smiles on the faces of those working for Honda.

The emotion was almost doubled when Verstappen had the opportunity to catch Hamilton's Mercedes with 10 laps remaining. Yamamoto, the boss of Honda motorsport was particularly proud of the efforts.

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner tells Auto Bild: "Masashi Yamamoto even shed a few tears. Let's hope this kind of emotions will be even higher this year!"

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