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Miami Grand Prix 2023

Horner delivers Perez warning: Verstappen has done it before

Verstappen starts from ninth whilst main championship rival Perez goes from pole at the Miami Grand Prix.

Perez Miami
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Red Bull Team Principal Christian Horner has warned Sergio Perez of the threat Max Verstappen poses in the Miami Grand Prix despite his lowly grid position.

The two-time World Champion will start ninth after a messy qualifying session, including a mistake on his first effort in Q3.

This left Verstappen without a time on the board before Charles Leclerc brought the session to an abrupt end when crashing for Ferrari.

In contrast, Perez will start on pole in the quest for his third victory of the season after wins in Saudi Arabia and Azerbaijan.

With the Mexican continuing to excel on street circuits, Horner challenged his driver to get the job done elsewhere and asked if his pole in Miami counted towards the quota, he told Viaplay: "They all count and there are the same points for all of them.

"It is a great opportunity for Checo but so many things... [there is] maybe some weather around so it is going to be an interesting grand prix."

Everything is possible

Verstappen is again faced with an uphill task to secure victory, having fought from 15th to second in Saudi Arabia.

But having completed similar quests on numerous occasions last season, Horner insisted all results are on the table.

"Everything is possible, Max has done it from 15th before so you just don't know," he added.

"You can't rule out the other teams. It is going to be a really exciting race. Fernando up there as well, it is going to be interesting."

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