[F1 2019 VIDEO FEATURE] RED BULL RACING: FEELING VICTORIOUS

Red Bull Racing heads to its home event at the historic Silverstone circuit victorious for the second-straight year, Max Verstappen yet again proving the killer instinct lives large within him.

… especially after that move in Austria, the Dutch sensation stealing the lead and the spotlight from Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc just two laps from home to the utter delight of his adoring fans packing out the grandstands, and later the pit straight for the podium celebration.

The race won in the most spectacular fashion, the result a much-needed boost for F1 following 10-straight Silver Arrows victories. Honda storming to its first win of the hybrid era, an impossible dream just a year ago.

SOUNDBITE (English) CHRISTIAN HORNER,
TEAM PRINCIPAL, RED BULL RACING:
“It was a phenomenal weekend for us, to win our home race in Austria in such an exciting Grand Prix with Max Verstappen and with Honda achieving their first victory in the hybrid era was an amazing weekend - and in such extreme temperatures."

But, unlike other races, celebration would have to wait with Verstappen’s overtake investigated by the stewards after the chequered flag… and the 21-year-old then incredibly flying home with Leclerc. 

SOUNDBITE (English) CHRISTIAN HORNER,
TEAM PRINCIPAL, RED BULL RACING:
“Max is an incredibly cool customer and so even though with debate going on with the stewards after the race, he was totally unemotional about the potential outcome of that. He was convinced he'd done the best he could, he'd raced hard but fairly. He's at a period that he's achieved huge maturity now as well, considering he's only 21 years of age. So, it was great when the result became official, we then managed to enjoy the moment and then he had to get on a plane with Charles Leclerc and fly back to Nice.”

The focus now turns to Silverstone, and the 70th Formula 1 British Grand Prix, where the Milton Keynes squad has its sights locked on Ferrari. The Scuderia 59 points ahead, second in the standings.

But, it’ll need Pierre Gasly to up his game to do that, with the Frenchman scoring 43 points to the Dutchman’s 126 across the first nine races.

SOUNDBITE (English) CHRISTIAN HORNER,
TEAM PRINCIPAL, RED BULL RACING:
"I think it's going to be tough. Ferrari are a great team, you know, they're performing at a high level - but you have to have a target. They're under 60 points ahead of us. That's not so far with obviously more than 40 points available at each Grand Prix."

So it’s game on for Red Bull from Silverstone.