Horner after qualifying at Imola: 'P3 thanks to amazing teamwork by mechanics'

Published on 31 October 2020 by Bryan van Berlo

Christian Horner, team principal of Aston Martin Red Bull Racing, reflects after today’s qualifying session for the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix: “Third on the grid for Max today was thanks to some amazing teamwork by the mechanics who managed to repair the electrical issue on car 33 in record time. Max was able to get back out on track in time to post a lap in Q2 but of course this had an effect on his preparation for Q3. Third was probably still the optimum today and qualifying on the medium compound gives us options for tomorrow’s race.”

“For Alex, having lost a few laps due to track limits, he had to make that last Q3 lap count and he did a solid job to line up on the third row of the grid with the sixth fastest time. Having set his best Q2 time on the soft tyre, Alex starts tomorrow’s race on a different tyre to Max which means we’ll have alternative strategies across both cars, which hopefully works to our advantage.”

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