Horner Divulges on His ‘Old-Fashioned’ F1 Habit on Red Bull’s Pit Wall

Published 07/31/2021, 8:20 AM EDT
LE CASTELLET, FRANCE – JUNE 23: Red Bull Racing Team Principal Christian Horner and Adrian Newey, the Chief Technical Officer of Red Bull Racing look on from the pit wall during qualifying for the Formula One Grand Prix of France at Circuit Paul Ricard on June 23, 2018 in Le Castellet, France. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)


In a recent all-access video shared by Red Bull Racing, the team principal, Christian Horner, gave fans a tour of the brand new Red Bull pit wall, which the team introduced at the British Grand Prix in Silverstone. He explained everything that the person sitting at the wall do during a race.

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While explaining the work done on the pit wall, Horner mentioned a new aspect of the installation that has proved to be very important for him – the window that allows him to see the cars on the track.

“Most importantly, through this window here, I can see the track,” said Horner.

“Other pit walls, not many of them, have that now. But I still am a little bit old-fashioned that I wanna see the car go past. Because sometimes, you can see if the driver is getting a run or if something is about to happen.”

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“It’s never been anything personal about a single driver. It’s about the events that happened, and a competition between two guys, it’s not individual to any driver. If that had been any other driver, the reaction would have been identical.

“So I was a little surprised by the Mercedes comments,” said Horner.

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Well, this entire fiasco has surely heated up the rivalry between the two teams and drivers, and it is bound to reflect on the track today and tomorrow.

What are your predictions for today’s qualifying?

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Devang Chauhan

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Devang Chauhan is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Having completed his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication, he has a keen eye for writing engaging and detailed articles on F1. Previously a writer for Sport Social's 'Chase Your Sport' Magazine, Devang has been a ardent follower of the sport for over a decade and has attended two editions of the Indian Grand Prix.

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