Red Bull is dominant this season and will have an interesting task until the end. Namely, both Red Bull drivers: Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez are in the fight for the title, and such things can sometimes be a double-edged sword.
Toto Wolff has been in such situations before, and warned Christian Horner. It is difficult to maintain a good atmosphere in the team and ensure fair treatment when you have both great drivers who have the same goal. "From my past it's a super tricky job for Christian and the team, because both drivers will obviously try to always feel that they are fairly and equally treated whilst at the same time trying to have an advantage," Wolff said, as quoted by crash.net "In our team it was important to maintain a lot of transparency and clarity, have discussions before we actually go racing on a Sunday, and put boundaries.
At the end, both drivers, even with Nico and Lewis, respected the team's opinion whilst we acknowledged that there is a fight, and they have a fight on between the two of them. So going back in time, there's things I probably would have done differently in 2016, particularly.
But getting the balance right between accepting that these two guys are racing for a championship, and it's within the same garage, and at the same time, they are part of a larger structure. I think that's not always easy, because they are very competitive animals”.
Christian Horner reacts
Christian Horner reacted to Toto Wolff's words. He emphasized that he is primarily happy that his team is in "sweet trouble". Horner is aware that sometimes problems can arise in such situations, but at the moment he does not want to burden himself with it too much.
The most important thing is that Red Bull has the dominance that they want to use until the very end of the season. “We just do everything that Toto said but just do a bit better,” Horner said, laughing. "I think that it's a luxury problem.
First of all, any team principal in the pitlane would hope to have that issue, and it's something we've experienced before. The most key thing is to ensure that paranoia doesn't creep in and that both drivers are treated equally.
You go to pains to provide equality to the point of who drives out the garage first each weekend. They even alternate in the debrief over who talks first."
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