“Wondered What Eddie Had Been Drinking”- Horner Reacts to Bizarre Red Bull Advice




Earlier, Eddie Jordan suggested that Lewis Hamilton should team up with Max Verstappen at Red Bull. Christian Horner recently reacted to this plan, and he believes that Jordan was right, but only from a fan’s perspective.

During the press conference, Horner was asked if Lewis would be a good fit to team up with Max at Red Bull. “I wondered what Eddie had been drinking,” exclaimed Horner.

Red Bull Team Principal Christian Horner celebrates after the race at Tuscan Grand Prix 2020
Formula One F1 – Tuscan Grand Prix – Mugello, Scarperia e San Piero, Italy – Red Bull Team Principal Christian Horner celebrate after the race Pool via REUTERS/Bryn Lennon

Look, from a fan’s perspective, he’s absolutely right, but I’ve not heard from Lewis recently. So I can only imagine he’s staying where he is.

I think everyone wants to see Verstappen and Hamilton go head-to-head. And hopefully, we can give Max the tools to do that, certainly in the remaining races of this year. But very much so next year and the year after.”

Max Verstappen’s seat in Red Bull’s RB16 has already been cemented for the near future. While Lewis Hamilton is yet to sign an agreement with any team on the grid for 2021.

Rumors of the Brit leaving Mercedes for a different team have been running amok. But it seems likely that he will stay with the team that gave him five championship titles.

Lewis Should Go to Red Bull: Jordan

While speaking to the Dutch TV channel Ziggo Sport, Jordan revealed that he yearns to see Lewis in Red Bull next season lining up alongside Max. “I personally believe that Lewis should go to Red Bull and not to Ferrari,” said Jordan.

Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen at a presser
Formula One F1 – Tuscan Grand Prix – Mugello, Scarperia e San Piero, Italy – Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton after qualifying in pole position with Red Bull’s Max Verstappen who qualified in the third position during a press conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS

I’ll tell you that is perfect because the best young driver of all of Formula 1 at the moment is Max Verstappen. There is no question about it.

His style, his speed, his intellect, his control on the track. Also his arrogance. And Grand Prix winners and Grand Prix Champions need a level of arrogance. That is obvious. And he has that.”

Whether he got it from Jos or whatever, I have no real idea, but the facts are that he has an unbelievable talent. And what I believe is if he had a teammate like Lewis Hamilton, then I do believe he would be able to beat him,” Jordan said.

Both Verstappen and Hamilton are considered the best drivers on the current grid in Formula 1. Max’s ability to churn out maximum performance from a much slower and taking the fight to Mercedes has been impeccable. On the other side, Lewis’s consistency has also been quite incredible, which makes these drivers stand out from the others.