Red Bull boss Christian Horner has turned down all rumors of being biased towards Max Verstappen. Horner denied reports of preferential treatment to Max Verstappen over Daniel Ricciardo after Daniel Ricciardo decided to leave Red Bull in the next F1 season.
Months ago Daniel Ricciardo had signed a deal with Renault against all anticipations of his extended stay at Red Bull. Post which there have been talks about preferential treatment.
The last five races of the ongoing season are also the last five races of Daniel Ricciardo with Red Bull. He had signed a two year deal with Renault which came as a big surprise for everyone.
Speaking at an event before the Japanese Grand Prix, Christian Horner explained that for him, Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen are both equal despite Ricciardo’s decision to leave the team.
Horner told Sky Sports that the emphasis of the team is to get the best of both the drivers and not just Max Verstappen. He does not differentiate between the two drivers in any manner.
Both drivers get an equal opportunity: Horner
He said that both the drivers are subject to equal opportunities in every race and ultimately it’s up to the drivers what they make of it. This would be the case until the very last race of Daniel Ricciardo with Red Bull said the Red Bull principal.
Japanese Grand Prix has a lot at stake
The Japanese Grand Prix will get underway on Sunday with a lot at stake. Lewis Hamilton is dominating the points table with a 50 points lead over Sebastian Vettel. He would like to keep the impetus going.
On the other hand, Vettel would put in everything to keep his title hopes alive despite trailing by long.