Helmut Marko Explains Max Verstappen's Decision to Defy Team Orders

Helmut Marko Explains Max Verstappen’s Decision to Defy Team Orders

Christian Horner, Red Bull’s team boss, stated that Verstappen’s eagerness aligned with the spirit of late team owner Dietrich Mateschitz, who passed away recently. Horner noted that the pit crew had been performing exceptionally well, minimizing the risk associated with Verstappen’s pit stop.

Verstappen himself didn’t consider the pit stop to be a significant risk. He stated that he saw the opportunity for the fastest lap and wanted to go for it. From his perspective, it didn’t feel risky at all.