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Horner: You don't achieve this result by not being united

Horner: You don’t achieve this result by not being united

Horner: You don't achieve this result by not being united

Christian Horner insisted all is good at Red Bull Racing, claiming their show of dominance during the 2024 Bahrain Grand Prix wouldn’t be possible if the team wasn’t united.

Red Bull blew their Formula 1 rivals away on Saturday in Bahrain, with Max Verstappen taking a dominant win from pole, while Sergio Perez recovered from a fifth place start on the grid to finish second behind his teammate, albeit over 20s adrift.

However, the team were racing in circumstances that were far from ideal to say the least, given the investigation Horner was subjected to after being accused of “inappropriate behavior” towards a female colleague, of which he was cleared, only for alleged evidence to be leaked on Thursday sending the F1 paddock into a frenzy.

Horner, insisting on his innocence and joined by his wife Geri Halliwell in Bahrain, went on with his business leading his team in the first weekend of the 2024 F1 season.

Speaking to Sky Sports F1 after the race, Horner trumpeted: “The perfect start and a very dominant race. I have to say a big thank you to all the men and women back at Milton Keynes who have worked so hard over the winter.

“It’s testimony to all that hard work that goes on behind the scenes,” he added. “A great team performance to get that one-two finish and maximum points today.”

“You can see it’s an aggressive revolution,” Horner said of the team’s RB20, a dramatic evolution of 2023’s all conquering RB19.

“The whole team have done a wonderful job. They haven’t rested on their laurels. They have pushed hard and pushed the boundaries. You can see there’s a lot of innovative ideas on the car. It’s a strong evolution,” he said.

Horner was asked about the team’s situation amid the saga he has been going through, he responded: “We are a very strong team.

“We have got tremendous support, tremendous partners and great shareholders behind us as well. You don’t achieve this kind of result by not being united,” he insisted.

As to whether he would be in Saudi Arabia in a week’s time for the second race of the season, the Red Bull boss assured: “Yes, absolutely. I wouldn’t be here otherwise.”