Horner: Verstappen and Perez have a clear position / Formula 1

After the Brazilian GP, ​​Red Bull Racing tried to cool Zoff after Max Verstappen’s team rejected the order. Team boss Christian Horner announced the breakdown.

Max Verstappen caused much discussion with his rejection of the team order at the end of the Brazilian GP. Especially in the hospitality of the racing team, it was hot and there were intense discussions.

However, the results are not communicated to the outside world. “We’re discussing it internally. The riders have talked about it too.” You have a very clear point of view. I’m not going to say what was discussed behind closed doors,” Horner said.

Verstappen refused to let team-mate Sergio Pérez overtake him on the final lap to allow the Mexican to score points in the fight for second place in the world championship. There are reasons why Verstappen refused, but he does not discuss them in public. The Dutchman has announced that he will support Pérez in the final in Abu Dhabi.

The event will have an afterthought. “The drivers discussed it and shook hands. We are fully focused on the next race. We will discuss this in a larger group during the debriefing,” Horner announced. He emphasized: “We work and race as a team.”

The aim is to allow Pérez to finish second in the World Championship and Verstappen is behind him, according to Horner. “In Abu Dhabi, we will do our best for this. It’s a straight fight between Chec and Charles. If Max can help in any way, he will,” Horner said.

Sao Paulo-GP, Interlagos

01. George Russell (GB), 1:38:34.044h
02. Lewis Hamilton (GB), Mercedes, +1.529 sec
03. Carlos Sainz (E), Ferrari, +4.051
04. Charles Leclerc (MC), Ferrari, +8.441
05. Fernando Alonso (L), Alpine, +9.561
06. Max Verstappen (NL), Red Bull Racing, +10.056
07. Sergio Perez (MEX), Red Bull Racing, +14,080
08. Esteban Ocon (F), Alpine, +18.690
09. Valtteri Bottas (FIN), Alfa Romeo, +22.552
10. Lance Stroll (CDN), Aston Martin, +23.552
11. Sebastian Vettel (D), Aston Martin, +26.183
12. Guanyu Zhou (RC), Alfa Romeo, +29.325
13. Mick Schumacher (D), Haas, +29.899
14. Pierre Gasly (F), AlphaTauri, +31.867
15. Alex Albon (T), Williams, +36.016
16. Nicholas Latifi (CDN), Williams, +37.038
17. Yuki Tsunoda (J), AlphaTauri, +1 Round
Out
Lando Norris (GB), McLaren, Electrics
Daniel Ricciardo (AUS), McLaren, collision with Magnussen
Kevin Magnussen (DK), Haas, collision with Ricciardo

Championship status (after 21 of 22 races)

Driver
01. Verstappen 429 points
02. Leclerc 290
03. Perez 290
04. Russell 265
05. Hamilton 240
06. Sainz 234
07. Norris 113
08. Ocon 86
09. Alonso 81
10. Bottas 49
11. Vettel 36
12. Ricciardo 35
13. Magnussen 25
14. Gaseous 23
15. Walk 14
16. Schumacher 12
17. Tsunoda 12
18. Zhou 6
19. Albon 4
20. Latif 2
21. DeVries 2
22. Nico Hulkenberg (D) 0

Constructors’ Cup
01. Red Bull Racing 719 Points
02. Ferrari 524
03. Mercedes 505
04. Alpine 167
05. McLaren 148
06. Alfa Romeo 55
07. Aston Martin 50
08. Haas 37
09. Alpha Tauri 35
10. Williams 8

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