Christian Horner backed Checo after his accident in the Mexican GP race and his decision to go all-in at Turn 1 for a possible lead.
And Checo had an incredible start this Sunday at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez; he bet everything on overtaking Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc in turn one, but was hit by the Monegasque’s Ferrari and out of the race prematurely.
Checo could not return because his RB19 was badly damaged, so the man from Guadalajara could not be a prophet in his land.
Although Horner, director of Red Bull, was sad for Checo, he assured that the Mexican did the right thing by going for the biggest prize from the start of the race.
“Yes, it’s a big win for Max and a bad day for Checo. He tried it in one, not well, but he’s a racing driver, and he had to try it.
“Absolutely, Checo has a great chance. His start was amazing, probably the best of his season; the drag, the speed he brought—everything was impressive, but unfortunately, with three cars in the same corner, you can’t really blame Charles,” said Horner in FOX Sports.
On the other hand, Horner assured that Red Bull will continue to support Checo as long as the Mexican secures the runner-up position among the drivers, which is threatened by the British Lewis Hamilton.
“It’s great to see the car jumping in the air; we just want to make sure that Checo is okay. The mechanics and everyone tried everything to fix the car, but it was impossible.
“Checo is our driver; we know what he can do. Today he has bad luck, but we will give him our support, and we will come back strong next week,” he said.
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