Christian Horner’s birthday is today and can blow out 47 candles. The Red Bull Racing team boss receives the necessary congratulations via social media, including that of his driver Max Verstappen. Verstappen would have liked to give him another present.
With that comment, Verstappen was of course referring to his disappointing performance in the Turkish Grand Prix. After Verstappen messed up the ultimate chance for pole position in qualifying, there was still plenty of prospect of victory, starting from P2. Verstappen was unable to cash in on his good starting position and even made a number of notable mistakes. The race weekend in Turkey was therefore one to quickly forget. The sixth place for Verstappen and seventh place for teammate Alexander Albon was a moderate harvest for Red Bull.
The disappointment of the Turkish Grand Prix reverberates a bit the day after the race. “I wish we could have given you a better present yesterday. Enjoy your first day as a 47-year-old”, Verstappen writes on Twitter.