Christian Horner: Response to Wolff’s World Cup / Formula 1 statement

Christian Horner: Response to Wolff’s World Cup / Formula 1 statement

Toto Wolff said in Japan that the title can no longer be taken away from Max Verstappen. Red Bull Racing team boss Christian Horner was asked about this. And Brit got a clear answer to this statement.

It has been confirmed that Christian Horner and Toto Wolff have had many a war of words. Not only in the 2021 season, the bosses of both teams took the opportunity to repeatedly throw words at their fellow experts from the opposing camps. Accordingly, the two are often asked about each other’s statements.

It was the same in Suzuka. There, Mercedes team boss Wolff explained about the performance of Red Bull Racing star Max Verstappen: “No one will meet Max this year. His car is impressive and he drives very well. You can see how he can handle the tyres. This season is basically about who will be the best among others.”

When asked about this, Horner was blunt. The Brit took the opportunity to take a swipe at words and explained with a wide smile: “It’s still too early to write off the whole season. We still have 20 race weekends to compete and I’ve also learned over the years not to listen too closely to what Toto has to say.”

Verstappen is top of the World Championship table after his third win in four races. However, because he had to accept a retirement in Australia because a brake problem prevented him from reaching the end, his lead is not very big. Teammate Sergio Pérez is currently second in the World Cup standings, 13 points behind. Charles Leclerc, who is in third place, is 18 points off the World Cup leaders.

Japan-GP, Suzuka Circuit

01. Max Verstappen (NL), Red Bull Racing, 1:54:23,566 h
02. Sergio Pérez (MEX), Red Bull Racing, +12.535 seconds
03. Carlos Sainz (E), Ferrari, +20,866
04. Charles Leclerc (MC), Ferrari, +26,522
05. Lando Norris (GB), McLaren, +29.700
06. Fernando Alonso (E), Aston Martin, +44,272
07. George Russell (GB), Mercedes, +45,951
08. Oscar Piastri (AUS), McLaren, +47.525
09. Lewis Hamilton (GB), Mercedes, +48,626
10. Yuki Tsunoda (J), Bulls Racing, +1 Round
11. Nico Hülkenberg (D), Haas, +1 lap
12. Lance Stroll (CDN), Aston Martin, +1 Round
13. Kevin Magnussen (DK), Haas, +1 Lap
14. Valtteri Bottas (FIN), clean, +1 lap
15. Esteban Ocon (F), Alpine, +1 Round
16. Pierre Gasly (F), Alpine, +1 Round
17. Logan Sargeant (USA), Williams, +1 Round
Guanyu Zhou (RCH), Sauber, Elektrik
Alex Albon (T), Williams, Crash
Daniel Ricciardo (AUS), Racing Bull, Crash

World Championship Standings (after 4 out of 24 Grands Prix)

the driver
01. Verstappen 77 points
02. Perez 64
03. Leclerc 59
04. Sainz 55
05. Norris 37
06. Plate 32
07. Russell 24
08. Alonso 24
09. Hamilton 10
10. Walk 7
11. Tsunoda 7
12. Oliver Bearman (GB) 6
13. Hulkenberg 3
14. Magnussen 1
15. Alboni 0
16. Zhou 0
17. Ricciardo 0
18. Okon 0
19. 0 gas
20. Bota 0
21. Sergeant 0

Builders Cup
01. Red Bull Racing 141 Punkte
02. Ferrari 120
03. McLaren 69
04. Mercedes 34
05. Aston Martin 33
06. Running Bull 7
07. Especially 4
08. Williams 0
09. Sauber 0
10. Alpine 0