Red Bull chief Christian Horner reveals how he beat Mercedes to Max Verstappen as F1 star targets first world title

CHRISTIAN HORNER has spoken about the time Red Bull Racing first signed Max Verstappen – to stop him joining Mercedes. “So we agreed the deal, and the moment he first got in the car later that year to drive in first practice at the Japanese GP at Suzuka, he was sensational.”. He added: “I was first struck by Max’s confidence and his car control, plus his lack of imitation of the car and the other drivers. He said: “It has taken 70 years for these records to be achieved by Lewis, and Max has his career in front of him.

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