Alonso Has Reached Out to Red Bull - Horner Explains Why Max is “The Best Driver in the World”





The interactive transcript could not be loaded.


Rating is available when the video has been rented.
This feature is not available right now. Please try again later.
Published on Jul 10, 2019

Update: Since releasing this video, there have been conflicting reports emerge that say Rich Energy are still indeed the title sponsor for Haas. More on this to come.

0:08 - Alonso Has Reached Out to Red Bull
1:04 - Horner Explains Why Max is “The Best Driver in the World”
1:51 - Russell Ready for Mercedes
2:33 - Fast Feed
3:45 - Fans React

Alonso Has Reached Out to Red Bull

Fernando Alonso has made it clear he is a free agent for next year and has always kept the door open for a possible return. Rumours have swirled over Pierre Gasly’s future at Red Bull and that left many speculating about a possible return to F1 through Red Bull for the 2-time champion.

And recently, Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko has revealed that they have indeed be contacted by Alonso’s management in regards to a possible drive for the team, but was also quick to dismiss any such possibility of it eventuating.

"Alonso's representatives have let us know that he is available, but for Honda, Alonso is something impossible."

He also explained again that Red Bull is still planning to stick by Gasly for the foreseeable future.

"We are trying to make sure that Gasly shows the best of himself. This is our intention and we are changing many things, adapting and helping each other. Our position is to support him in the best possible way.”

Horner Explains Why Max is “The Best Driver in the World”

Red Bull team boss Christian Horner is quite vocal about his admiration for Max Verstappen, and has recently gone as far as saying he believes the young Dutchman has been the best driver on the grid for the past 12 months.

"As the driver in the form of his life, arguably over the past 12 months, he's been the best driver in the world. How do I substantiate that? He's not in the best car. But when you look at the results he's got out of that car since Montreal last year, some of the performances he's put in, he's made virtually zero mistakes in that period.”

"It's only natural that there's always the next generation coming. Lewis has got the benefit of experience, he's still extremely quick, he's in the best car, in a very well-oiled machine. Max is very much the coming man.”

Russell Ready for Mercedes

Williams driver and Mercedes junior driver George Russell has charged his way through the junior Formula on his way to F1, and despite not landing himself in a competitive car, has shown he is a very capable driver.

And when asked about the possibility of a future Mercedes driver he had the following to say.

“If Toto called me tomorrow and asked if I was ready to drive for Mercedes my answer would be absolutely. I am not going to rely on Valtteri having bad races. I am going to go out there and make it happen for myself.”

“If that is not good enough then I will hold my hands up and say I didn’t do the job. I am on top of my game. Right now, I am 100 per cent dedicated to Williams, but if Mercedes called me up, I will be ready.”

Fast Feed

- Rich Energy have just announced that they have terminated their contract with Haas citing ‘poor performance’ and F1s ‘PC attitude’
- The British GP at Silverstone has been confirmed for another 5 races taking it until 2024
- Robert Kubica, despite his lacklustre results said: "In the end, it is still better being here than sitting on the sofa and watching Formula 1 on the television”
- McLaren have confirmed both Lando Norris and Carlos Sainz for 2020 saying the early decision was to avoid silly season speculation
- Haas driver Romain Grosjean was brutally honest when analysing his teams performance saying: “We haven’t really had a good weekend, in total, for a long time”
- F1's global director of promoters and business relations, Chloe Targett-Adams has reiterated that “Miami is definitely a city we want to race in”
- Ferrari team boss Mattia Binotto is not optimistic about their chances this weekend saying: “We do not expect Silverstone to suit our car particularly well”
- Renault driver Nico Hulkenberg has come out saying that following closely in F1 is "as bad as it's ever been”


When autoplay is enabled, a suggested video will automatically play next.

Up next

to add this to Watch Later

Add to

Loading playlists...