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Christian Horner Pins Blame On Bad Strategy As Red Bull’s Winning Streak Comes To An End!

Red Bull was on their way to becoming the first team to win all races of an F1 season. But Ferrari ended their winning streak in the Singaporean Grand Prix. Moreover, the Italian team is closing on a second-place fight with Mercedes. After Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz won the race in Marina Bay, his team overtook Aston Martin in third place. Now, Mercedes is in danger of losing their second place to Ferrari.

On the other hand, Red Bull has no such tension, as they are way ahead of the rest. Moreover, in the next Grand Prix in Japan, they may claim the championship, especially Max Verstappen, who can claim his third Driver’s world championship. In the post-race interview, Red Bull boss Christian Horner pointed out the factor that ruined their race in Marina Bay.


Red Bull Boss Points Out The Strategic Mistake That Cost Them The Race

Christian Horner Red Bull Boss Drive To Survive
Christian Horner Red Bull Boss Drive To Survive Source: FirstSportz

Moreover, Horner mentioned they were hoping for the safety car to provide essential help. But the timing of the safety car to enter the track was absolutely bad for the Austrian team. Moreover, the Austrian team’s drivers had hard compound tires during the race day. They hoped that the safety car would arrive either early or at the fag end of the race. But to the utter shock of the Red Bull team, the safety car came on Lap 20 when Logan Sargeant hit a wall. This unexpected entry of the safety car made Red Bull carry on with the hard tires. On the other hand, Ferrari, Mercedes, and McLaren were able to get a cheap pit stop. Later in interviews, Christian Horner mentioned they had an idea that they would get a tough fight in Singapore.

But they were not aware of the fact that they were out a long way on Friday. In the race, later, the pace came on to what Red Bull expected it to be. Moreover, Max Verstappen was able to find his way to the top five, which enabled him to make a pit stop. It allowed him to get medium tires on his car. He was only 0.2 seconds slower than Charles Leclerc. Moreover, the Red Bull boss thinks it was a solid performance from his star driver.

Perhaps The Austrian Team’s Pole Position Could Have Made Things Different

Christian Horner Helmut Marko Red Bull
Christian Horner Helmut Marko Red Bull Source: Daily Express

On top of that, Christian Horner pointed out that when teams don’t have the right operating window, especially over a single lap, everything can go wrong. Moreover, the tire feels horrible. In the latter stint, Red Bull got a pretty good steer in the race. However, the Austrian team had been looking forward to staying unbeaten. But that dream ended in the Marina Bay race.

Before the race, the two Red Bull drivers had warned that something like this could happen. Moreover, Max Verstappen had mentioned that it was going to be difficult on the street circuit of Singapore. Sergio Perez mentioned it was essential to stay in the front row during the race on the final day. But Red Bull drivers did not get a pole position. Moreover, they fell further behind, and it was certainly a big blow to their plans for the Singaporean Grand Prix.