Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: Christian Horner says Max Verstappen lifted Red Bull to Mercedes challenge

Max Verstappen has “driven out of his skin” in chasing world title success, and given Red Bull hope of a “David v Goliath” upset, says team principal Christian Horner. Verstappen and Hamilton are both locked on 369.5 championship points going into the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, a race the Red Bull driver won in 2020. If neither driver finishes on Sunday, Verstappen will claim a maiden title because he has won more races this season. But Horner said he would not be asking his driver to change tactics, and dismissed fears he could be tempted to collide with Hamilton in order to win a maiden title. “It’s fantastic to see younger fans, more girls coming into the sport – following these amazing drivers and teams.

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