The primary sector of the circuit, which incorporates eight turns, is basically comprised of a run of high-speed kinks.
Horner says in that exact space of the observe Verstappen had an edge that in the end enabled him to outpace Perez and declare victory.
The Dutchman began the race from ninth place after a crimson flag ended Q3 earlier than he might full his remaining flying lap, whereas Perez was on pole.
They took reverse methods for the race, with Verstappen’s onerous/medium selection in the end beating Perez’s extra apparent possibility of medium/onerous.
Verstappen confirmed spectacular tempo all through, notably when he was on older onerous tyres than Perez within the center a part of the race.
“It is simply purely sector one, I believe [Turns] 3, 4, 5 and 6,” mentioned Horner when requested the place Verstappen had the benefit.
“Max was excellent in that sector. And I believe the remainder of the lap was a lot of a muchness. However sector one was the place Max was actually doing a whole lot of injury.”
Requested to increase, Horner added: “I believe it is the way in which that the sequence of corners flows. It is onerous to pinpoint any explicit space of consistency.
“I believe that Max was on hearth via that sector all weekend. However it is going to differ from circuit to circuit.”
Max Verstappen, Purple Bull Racing talks with Purple Bull Racing Staff Principal Christian Horner
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Horner added that when their reverse methods converged near the top of the race, the 2 drivers caught to their promise to deal with one another with respect throughout a short tussle, earlier than Verstappen accomplished the inevitable cross.
“We mentioned it [on Sunday] morning,” mentioned Horner. “I mentioned to them you are free to race, however simply preserve it clear. And respect the staff and respect one another.
“I felt they did that. They raced firmly however pretty, and so they gave one another sufficient area and respect.”
Horner burdened that regardless of shedding out after ranging from pole Perez might nonetheless be happy along with his total efficiency.
“Max was really excellent. However there’s nonetheless an extended, lengthy technique to go,” he mentioned.
“I believe there’s solely 14 factors between the 2 drivers, and 18 races to go and 5 dash races.
“So nonetheless an terrible lot that may occur. I am certain [Perez] was disenchanted to not convert it right into a victory. However he is nonetheless taking away very useful factors.”
He added: “I believe he’ll wish to perceive the place that point distinction was within the center a part of the race.”