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Horner encouraged in Jeddah: ‘This is Max's kind of circuit'

Christian Horner said his team are closer to Mercedes than they expected, and thinks Max Verstappen can thrive at Jeddah. The Red Bull driver was around five-hundredths slower than title rival Lewis Hamilton in first practice, but dropped slightly further behind in FP2 – although that may not be representative as he struggled to get clear air on his qualifying simulation runs. The teams had been building up to their first outing in Saudi Arabia by taking time to run in their respective simulators, but Horner said several corners on the track are tighter than they had expected, as well as the width of the circuit being narrower than anticipated. With that, he feels the track's...
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