Horner after qualifying in Australia: 'Very strong session from Max'

Published on 16 March 2019 by Bryan van Berlo

Christian Horner, team principal of Aston Martin Red Bull Racing, had the following to say after today's qualifying session in Melbourne: “That was a very strong session from Max and an impressive lap in Q3 to qualify fourth. Splitting the Ferraris was an excellent effort on his last run and he’s getting our new power unit partnership off to a great start with Honda’s highest qualifying position in the current V6 era.”

“Unfortunately, Pierre, after a strong first lap didn’t improve on his second flying lap and with the circuit evolving and other cars electing to take another set of tyres, he just missed the cut. Whilst that’s hugely frustrating for him, I’m sure he will recover and race hard from there tomorrow.”

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