Max Verstappen’s Penalty ‘Not Such a Handicap’at Sochi: Christian Horner

Will Lewis Hamilton be able to take maximum advantage of Max Verstappen's three-place grid penalty at Sochi? Remains to be seen.

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Christian Horner and Max Verstappen

The Russian Grand Prix is the next chapter to be unleashed in the 2021 Formula 1 season. With Red Bull’s Max Verstappen getting a three place grid penalty ahead of the start of the grand prix courtesy to a collision with the seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton at Monza, Christian Horner lays out the plan in order for the team to get the best result. 

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner has played down likely the impact of Max Verstappen’s three-place grid penalty He also revealed the team’s slow pit stop which dropped the Dutch driver significantly behind Hamilton at Monza was linked to a recent update to the rules introduced by the FIA. 

What was Opinionated by Christian Horner? 

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Max Verstappen and Christian Horner

We have the grid penalty to take for Max Verstappen,” Christian Horner told Red Bull’s website. “But in Sochi it’s not such a handicap because of the strength of the tow down to turn [two].” 

“There was a rare human error in our pit stop, as a result of the new technical directive but nonetheless something we need to learn from,” said Horner.

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