Red Bull’s Max Verstappen had incredible couple of free practice session on the first day of the Hungarian Grand Prix. But when the team started getting hopeful, he could not manage more than a third-place finish. However will he be able to fetch a decent place in the qualifying session today remains to be seen as the action unfolds in a handful of hours.
After the free practice sessions in Hungary the discussion was mainly about the crash at Silverstone two weeks ago. Lewis Hamilton drove his competitor Max Verstappen hard off the track in the first lap and celebrated his victory afterwards. Christian Horner still finds it incomprehensible what happened during the British Grand Prix.
Christian Horner on Incident Between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton
Above all, the Red Bull team boss is happy that Verstappen is doing well. “It was a massive accident. It was 51G, it broke his seat,” he states in an interview with Ziggo Sport. “It is one of the biggest accidents we have seen with one of our cars. Obviously destroyed the car, but thankfully it did his job. All the safety systems worked exactly they should.”
Horner is clear about the post-race celebration. “I understand that 85 percent of Holland turned off the tv’s after the accident. So hopefully they didn’t see the celebration anyway. That is something subjected, isn’t it? Would we have done that? I don’t think so.”