Horner: "We have the best driver in the world"

11-07-2019 13:35
by Matt Gretton
Horner: We have the best driver in the world

Ever since Max Verstappen's victory in Austria, things have been rosier inside the Red Bull garage. Christian Horner believes the sport is desperate to have more drivers like Verstappen and claims he'd beat Lewis Hamilton if their car was equal. 

“From what I see here and now I would absolutely back Max. The sport is crying out for more drivers like Max Verstappen," Horner told The Guardian.

With the sport set for a regulation and rule overhaul in 2021, Horner hopes the bosses can create an even playing field which fans can see the drivers fighting against each other. He expects his young Dutchman would come out on top as he labels him the "best driver in the world".

“I think it would be great to see all them fighting. Verstappen versus Hamilton, with [Ferrari’s] Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc thrown in as well, that would be phenomenal," Horner added. 

“It feels like the elements are starting to come into place. We have the best driver in the world in my opinion, a fantastic design team and now an engine partner that is starting to deliver and close that gap, which has been our achilles heel.”

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