Christian Horner is afraid COVID-19 will affect the title race, and highlighted why he is always wary of the virus.

The Team Principal is overseeing Red Bull fighting for the title this season after many years. The season is approaching its end, with five races to go.

Twelve points separate the championship leader Max Verstappen and his challenger Lewis Hamilton. There are 133 of those up for grabs, and with the possibility of anything and everything happening, a frustrating illness is not impossible.

Horner is afraid COVID-19 will affect the title race, and stated that he is cautious regarding it swinging the momentum towards one driver.

“Look, it’s always a present danger,” Horner said, as quoted by GP Fans.

“You see in Europe the numbers are continuing to increase, so we’re just trying to be prudent in the way that we go about racing in these conditions.

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Horner (pictured) remains cautious regarding COVID-19. Source: planetf1.com

“It’s something that we’ve done since the pandemic has been around us and we’re just not relaxing on any of those protocols too much.

“It’s great to see fans coming back in, and Austin felt like a normal race but we still have to adhere to some of the protocols to protect the drivers and the whole team, so I think, as a team, we’re sticking to that process.”

Not concerned

Verstappen has a different outlook towards COVID-19, and stated that he just lives his life with the evil virus in it, and tries to avoid it.

“If I slide in the shower and break my neck, it is the same story, isn’t it?” Verstappen argued.

“If I go out in Monaco and I slip while walking, I break my leg, it is also not great so I don’t really think about these things.

“I just keep on doing and living my life like I have been these last two years with COVID,” he concluded.

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