Crimson Bull Group Principal Christian Horner has lavished reward on Max Verstappen’s victory on the 2022 Canadian Grand Prix, saying the win is nothing wanting a “masterclass” act of prolific racer.
Having began the Montreal race from pole place, Verstappen appeared to have the higher hand all through the Grand Prix, regardless of falling behind Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz halfway by means of when Crimson Bull opted to pit the reigning champion once more.
However Sainz pitted underneath a subsequent Security Automotive — introduced out when AlphaTauri’s Yuki Tsunoda crashed into the Flip 2 limitations after exiting the pits, which gave Verstappen observe place.
The Dutchman then brilliantly held off the assault of Sainz for the ultimate 16 laps to assert his fifth win in six races — and sixth in 9 Grands Prix up to now this yr.
“Max, you recognize he’s simply been dominant all weekend and the quantity of stress he had to take in in that final 15 laps after the (Security Automotive) was actually spectacular,” stated Horner.
“He was super-cool, and we had a radio problem as effectively; I believe he might hear us however we couldn’t hear him. However the way in which he managed the race, the way in which he managed the tempo, the tyres, was a masterclass,” Horner added.
Requested if Verstappen — now 46 factors forward of Perez within the drivers’ championship — and Crimson Bull — 76 factors away from Ferrari within the constructors’ — had been starting to really feel comfy on the head of the standings, Horner stated, “Look, we’ve bought to take every race at a time; we’ve put an amazing run collectively, it’s nice to be heading to Silverstone main each championships, Max is within the type of his life, the staff are doing an amazing job.”