Difference with Mercedes frustrates Horner: ‘But we don’t give up’ | NOW

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Christian Horner is very disappointed that Red Bull Racing still fails to make it difficult for competitor Mercedes. The team boss hopes that Max Verstappen and Alexander Albon will rise above themselves at the Grand Prix of Great Britain on Sunday.

Verstappen finished in qualifying on Saturday in third place, more than a second away from the very dominant Mercedes team this season. Disappointingly, teammates Albon did not pass Q2.

“I would be lying if I said that the difference doesn’t frustrate me, especially given the margin against Mercedes. They are currently very fast, but we have to keep putting them under pressure as much as possible,” said Horner.

“We continue to try to narrow the gap. There is still a lot of work to do in that regard, but we are not giving up. We are often faster in the race than in qualifying, so hopefully we get as many points as possible.”

Mercedes took pole position in the first four race weekends of the Formula 1 season and only in the rainy GP of Styria qualification did Lewis Hamilton and his teammate Valtteri Bottas not occupy the front row.

Verstappen has Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc next to him in the second row at the Silverstone circuit on Sunday. The Grand Prix of Great Britain starts at 3.10 p.m.

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