Horner Defends Verstappen’s Statements, Says They Are Not Robots

Red Bull team boss Christian Horner praises world champion Max Verstappen‘s honesty and professionalism, stating that he is not afraid to voice his opinions, even if they contradict those of Liberty Media or other parties.

Highlights

‣ Max Verstappen, the world champion, is known for his outspokenness and honesty in interviews, often expressing views that may not align with those of Liberty Media or other parties.
‣ Red Bull team boss, Christian Horner, appreciates Verstappen’s honesty and believes in allowing their drivers to have a freedom of choice and voice their opinions.
‣ Verstappen is described as a dedicated racer who works professionally, stays grounded, and lives and breathes racing.
‣ Verstappen has criticized certain aspects of the sport, such as the Dutch ‘Sportsman of the Year’ award, which he called a ridiculous award that he did not want to win.


Max Verstappen, the world champ, is known for his candidness. He’s a Dutchman who doesn’t shy away from expressing his thoughts. Even if they don’t align with Liberty Media or any other entity’s views. Christian Horner, the Red Bull team boss, gives us a glimpse into the psyche of this three-time world champion.

“Drivers aren’t robots,” Horner told Motorsport.com. “They have opinions. And Max, as a world champion, has a voice. We don’t muzzle him to give a PR-approved view.” He’s a straight-shooter, this young guy. He’ll tell it like it is.

Horner’s take on Verstappen’s professionalism is interesting. “I find it refreshing,” he says. “He’s not into the glitz and glamour that comes with Formula 1. Never has been.” He’s a pro at his job. A pure racer, grounded, and if he’s not racing here, he’s either driving a GT car or racing online. It’s his life.

Verstappen has had his share of criticisms. One of them being the Dutch ‘Sportsman of the Year’ award. During a press conference in the F1 season, the 26-year-old driver expressed his disdain for the award. He went as far as calling it a ridiculous award, one he didn’t even want to win.

Albert Ramirez
Albert Ramirez
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