Verstappen has been in the thick of action in a series of incidents. Things came to a head when he collided with his team-mate Daniel Ricciardo. The accident ended both Red Bulls’ races at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.
“The other thing he benefits from, or will benefit from, is that his team-mate is very polished and the finished article and obviously at a different stage in his development,” said Horner.
“I think he can and will learn a lot of lessons from Daniel because, even after the incident in Azerbaijan, there is a respect that he has for him.
“Daniel provides a very good and rounded benchmark there.”
Horner was also impressed with Verstappen and Ricciardo’s conduct in the aftermath of the Azerbaijan GP collision.
“They stood in front of the staff and apologised and they spoke very openly,” said Horner.
“We’ve had a discussion in my office about the incident and they will talk in private about it in order to learn from it.
“Both drivers handled the aftermath to Baku in an exemplary manner, in the way they dealt with the media, they’ve come here and stood in front of every employee and apologised.
“The best way for them to make up for that is by delivering on track.”