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Christian Horner

Horner responds to Jos Verstappen's Red Bull comments

Jos Verstappen stated that he was "disappointed" with Red Bull's strategy at the Monaco Grand Prix, which he felt did not help son Max in his quest for victory. Christian Horner has since given his thoughts on the remarks.

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Christian Horner has responded to Jos Verstappen's recent comments about Red Bull's strategy choices during the Monaco Grand Prix.

The race was won by Sergio Perez, while teammate Max Verstappen finished in third.

This result did not seem to go down well with Max's father Jos. Speaking in his column on Verstappen.com, Jos said that he was "disappointed" by the team's strategy, which he felt did not help Max in having a chance to claim victory.

"Red Bull achieved a good result, but at the same time exerted little influence to help Max to the front," Jos argued.

"That he finished third, he owes to Ferrari's mistake at that second stop of Charles Leclerc.

"The championship leader, Max, was not helped in that sense by the chosen strategy. It turned completely in Checo's favour.

"That was disappointing to me, and I would have liked it to be different for the championship leader."

Jos also claimed that Red Bull had "thrown away" 10 points for Max.

Horner: Jos is his own personality

Horner has now given his reaction to the remarks, and admitted that Jos cannot be entirely objective as Max's parent.

"I think dads and fathers are never totally objective," Horner told Sky Sports F1 at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

"But what wasn't apparent was all the information that we have during a race, and of course, if we had pitted, he would have come out behind George [Russell] at the time."

When asked about the possibility of Max knowing that his father would share his comments in his column, Horner said: "I think Jos is his own person, isn't he? He's his own personality.

"He's obviously got opinions on it, and that's absolutely fine. That's his opinion.

"The reality for us was obviously slightly different, so it's no issue."

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