Red Bull’s Christian Horner says team are ‘not getting carried away’ as they close in on title

Team boss Christian Horner says Red Bull are ‘not getting carried away’ with title lead as Max Verstappen looks to seal second successive F1 Championship with win in Singapore next month

  • Christian Horner says ‘points will take care of themselves’ in F1 Championship 
  • Red Bull’s Max Verstappen currently leads championship with six races to to
  • A win for Verstappen in Singapore will clinch second successive title victory  

Team boss Christian Horner says his Red Bull team aren’t getting carried away, despite their lead in the F1 world championship. 

Victory in Singapore next month will wrap up the title for driver Max Verstappen for a second successive season, thanks to his 11 wins from 16 races. 

However, Horner is playing down any talk of completing a winning run over the final rounds of the season.

Christian Horner is just concentrating on each race as it comes in this season’s championship  

‘That’s a massive ask and (there is) some huge variance of circuits.’ The Brit told Autosport

‘Singapore compared to Monza, it’s got the most corners on the calendar. It’s bumpy, it’s a street track, so it’s a much different challenge.’

‘We’re in a great position in the championship. But we’re going to attack every race and do the best we can, then the points will take care of themselves.

‘But you know, we’ve been quick at Spa, Zandvoort, Monza and Budapest even. So on a variance of circuits, the car’s performing really well.’ 

Max Verstappen can clinch his second word title if he wins next month's Singapore Grand Prix

Max Verstappen can clinch his second word title if he wins next month’s Singapore Grand Prix

Verstappen can retain his world championship crown if scores 22 more points than nearest rival Charles Leclerc, when the season resumes under the floodlights in Singapore next month.

Team-mate Sergio Perez is currently third in the championship, giving Red Bull a sizeable lead in the constructor’s championship, too. 

Horner’s team currently lead Leclerc’s Ferrari by 139 points, going into the final six races of the season.