Christian Horner has issued a warning to Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton, saying Max Verstappen will stick with his racing approach.
The aggressiveness of Verstappen has been something that has stuck out like a sore thumb. However, the Red Bull Team Principal insisted that’s not a bad thing at all, and said that he would like him to be himself.
Horner issued a warning to Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton, saying Verstappen will stick with his racing approach.
“Of course, we always review any incident and look at it very carefully,” Horner said, as quoted by GP Fans.
“You always think, ‘Okay, could I have done anything differently, could I have done anything better?’ I think Max is always very open to that. He’s extremely self-critical.
“You’re always learning, but he’s a hard racer, it’s part of his characteristic, it’s part of why he has the following that he does. You know when he’s in the car, he’s going to give 110 per cent. I think that also has an impact on the driver he’s racing because they just know he’s going to go for it.”
Restraint, but only just
Horner also said that while Verstappen has been aggressive, he knows when to hold back and bide his time in a race.
“Of course, there has to be measure, and I think at the right times he has shown that measure in different races, even that we’ve seen this year,” Horner said.
“But it’s part of the character that he is, that he’s an attacking driver. It’s part of his make-up and I don’t think that’s going to change.”