Horner explains mistakes in Brazil GP

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Horner explains mistakes in Brazil GP

Despite having had a record-breaking season with a constructors’ championship title after eight long years in 2022 F1 season, a black spot during Brazil GP remained as a key headache over Red Bull’s brilliant run last season.

Nonetheless, in a latest interview with a press agency, Horner explained that he had made mistakes, as there had been team order rows between the two drivers in Brazil GP.

Horner explains mistakes in Brazil GP

In the matter of the fact, in the last lap of Sao Paulo GP, the reigning F1 double champion Verstappen had been asked to let teammate Sergio Perez pass, as Perez might have better chances to top Alonso and Leclerc, however, the 25-year-old Dutchman decided to take the responsibility, defying team’s order.

Reflecting on the incident, speaking in an interview with the F1 official website, Horner explained, “I think the root cause of the problem was we had never envisaged being in a situation, being in the final few laps, being in sixth and seventh place in that Grand Prix.

And I think it was something that, as we hadn't envisaged it, we hadn't discussed it, before the race, and I think, that was a mistake on our part, that we should have thought through, or tried to think through every single scenario.

And so, I think that was a mistake as a team that we didn't discuss it and come up with a very clear plan. Obviously, it was unfortunate what happened, but it was quickly discussed, openly and transparently. And both drivers were very clear, open, and honest with each other, and from that, as a team, we move on and the dynamic between the drivers is absolutely fine”.