Red Bull team principal Christian Horner says he instructed his team to pit Max Verstappen when a late downpour threatened to spoil his win at the F1
Verstappen was on his way to another home victory at Zandvoort when heavy rain caused chaos, resulting in a red flag. Horner made the decision to switch to intermediate tires, shouting at Verstappen’s race engineer to bring him in. Despite the challenging conditions, Verstappen secured his ninth consecutive victory and 11th win of the season. Horner believes that their strategy was a combination of luck and risk-management, with the team executing eight pitstops flawlessly. It was an incredible team performance, except for one pitstop that was rushed due to short notice.