Horner: 'Both drivers did a very good job'

Published on 30 November 2019 by Julien Lemmen

The Aston Martin Red Bull Racing-drivers qualified on third place (Max Verstappen) and sixth place (Alexander Albon) in Abu Dhabi. Both drivers move up one place on the grid, due to Valtteri Bottas’ grid penalty, which means Max will start the race from the front row.

Team principal Christian Horner reflects on the last qualifying of the year: “I think it was a really solid qualifying with P3 for Max and P6 for Alex, which with Valtteri’s penalty, will be P2 and P5. I think both drivers did a very good job today with good grid positions to hopefully attack tomorrow. We elected to start the race on the harder compound whilst Ferrari went down a different route with the soft so that will make for an interesting and tactical race tomorrow. We’ve equalled our best qualifying result here at Abu Dhabi in the hybrid era so that’s really encouraging and we tend to have good race pace so hopefully we can challenge the Mercedes tomorrow.”

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