“There’s nothing more exciting than racing Lewis Hamilton”– Christian Horner is enjoying the battle happening between the two rivals.
The battle between Mercedes and Red Bull for the title is reaching yet another benchmark with every Grand Prix, and for the first time in numerous months, someone else except Lewis Hamilton leads the championship.
Christian Horner finding excitement in the battle against Hamilton, has claimed that there is nothing more exciting than challenging him on the track.
“There’s nothing more exciting than racing Lewis Hamilton, and that’s what we want to do,” said Horner to NYT. “I hope it goes all the way to the wire. That’s what the fans would love to see, it is what they have been crying out for, although I don’t know if my nerves could take it.”
Horner then credited a good off-season at Milton Keynes and hard work done by Honda on the power unit for the stiff competition with Mercedes this season.
“We had a strong winter. The regulation changes were positive for us. We managed to address some of the weaknesses of our car, which were mainly aerodynamic, which is what dictate these cars.”
They’ve done a great job,” acknowledged Horner. “It’s been a combination of everything coming together.”
Closest battles in the year
Hamilton had rivals in recent years, but the Briton managed to win over all of them and seeing recent seasons, Mercedes haven’t been challenged properly until now, claims Horner.
“You are seeing the closest battle for some time, and Max is performing exceptionally well. Without a doubt, he has a championship-winning car and a championship-winning team, who can really pull off the job this year if we don’t do ours.
“This is my preferred scenario when we are fighting against another team at their best or potentially even ahead in certain instances. Max is more experienced now than ever and clearly incredibly hungry to win more races and win championships.
“This is what we are all here for, to race and fight for wins. Game on,” declared Horner, whose team and driver, Verstappen, lead both championships as the championship heads to Baku for round six.