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Horner: “Verstappen was on a very special lap”

Max Verstappen was disappointed about missing pole in Monte Carlo, just like team boss Christian Horner. However, the Red Bull team boss is looking on the bright side, with Lewis Hamilton’s backlog offering opportunities during the race.

“The glass is more full than empty. You know you can’t overtake here. It’s important that we have a good start. Ferrari is in great form here and it’s good that more cars are fighting for pole,” he said. in conversation with, among others RacingNews365.

“I think everyone is surprised that they are so competitive, but it is good to see them at the front again. We are going to see it in the race, but so far they have been very fast in every session.”

Horner does see differences between the Red Bull and Ferrari in terms of set-up, but thinks that Verstappen would have taken pole without a red flag.

“We’re a bit stiffer than the Ferrari. They get the tires working properly and their car is strong on the bumps and curbs. It’s a shame we couldn’t see Max’s last lap, because I think it was a very special lap. been. “

Teammate Perez had a difficult qualifying session, in which he saw his fastest lap fail due to traffic. Horner knows that the Mexican has a tough race ahead.

“He had traffic in his first run and then he ran into three cars in the Rascasse all trying to get out of the way, which is very difficult here. I am convinced we have a good race pace, but it is next to impossible. to catch up here. “

Verstappen is currently fourteen points behind Hamilton in the championship.

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