Hungarian GP Team Boss F1 Press Conference: Are Horner-Wolff Paired Together Amid the Drama?

Published 07/30/2021, 10:42 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Bahrain Grand Prix – Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain – March 26, 2021 Mercedes’ Team Principal Toto Wolff with Red Bull Team Principal Christian Horner during the press conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS

Hungarian Grand Prix is the last race in the Formula One calendar before the summer break. So during the Friday press conference, the Team Principals will get a chance to give their opinions and thoughts on their season so far.


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The first session of the press conference will feature Red Bull Team Principal Christian Horner, who will face the media since the overruling of Red Bull’s right to review.

He will be paired with Ferrari team boss Mattia Binnoto and Fred Vasseur. Toto Wolff will headline the last session with Guenther Steiner.


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As far as we’re concerned, the chapter is now closed: Christian Horner

As reported by Formula1, FIA rejected Red Bull’s right to review as they did not find the fresh evidence significant enough to change their decision. Christian Horner came forward to express his feeling regarding the decision by the stewards.

“The stewards felt that it wasn’t new evidence under the confines of the regulations and so it wasn’t opened into another hearing, so we accept that.

Formula One F1 – Portuguese Grand Prix – Algarve International Circuit – Portimao, Portugal – April 30, 2021, Red Bull Racing Team Principal Christian Horner talks in the Team Principals Press Conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS

“This competition is all about marginal gains and leaving no stone unturned. And of course, when you have an accident of that velocity and impact, of course, you’re going to make a full investigation,” said Horner.

“But as far as we’re concerned the chapter is now closed, the stewards have made their ruling and we now very much focus on this weekend and the remaining part of the championship,” Horner concluded.


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Horner clarified that the Austrian team had no intention to personally attack Lewis Hamilton. He also stated that emotions got the better of him when he accused Hamilton of intentionally crashing into Verstappen.


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Formula One F1 – British Grand Prix – Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone, Britain – July 18, 2021, Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton and Red Bull’s Max Verstappen during the race REUTERS/Peter Cziborra

“It’s absolutely not a personal attack on Lewis Hamilton,” said Horner. “Lewis Hamilton is a seven-time world champion and everything that he’s achieved stands for itself.

“If it was any other competitor on the grid, we would have taken the same issue in the manner that we did,” said Horner.


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Will Horner-Wolff clash again in Hungary? Let us know.




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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.