Red Bull team principal Christian Horner explained How Lewis Hamilton has caused him many headaches over the years

Lewis Hamilton has caused Red Bull team principal Christian Horner many headaches over the years, but the Englishman admits that it is partly his own fault. That’s because he turned down the chance to sign Hamilton for Red Bull, back when Sebastian Vettel was winning world titles.

 

 

“Lewis and I have had a couple of conversations over the years,” Horner revealed in an interview with the Daily Mail. From 2010 to 2013, he was very keen to come and drive for Red Bull. We had Sebastian at that time and to have had two alpha drivers wouldn’t have made sense.

 

 

 

 

“Niki Lauda was at Mercedes and was very keen to take Lewis and I remember encouraging him to take him.
Lewis Hamilton has caused Red Bull team principal Christian Horner many headaches over the years, but the Englishman admits that it is partly his own fault.

 

 

That’s because he turned down the chance to sign Hamilton for Red Bull, back when Sebastian Vettel was winning world titles. Lewis and I have had a couple of conversations over the years,” Horner revealed in an interview with the Daily Mail.

 

 

“From 2010 to 2013, he was very keen to come and drive for Red Bull. We had Sebastian at that time and to have had two alpha drivers wouldn’t have made sense. Niki Lauda was at Mercedes and was very keen to take Lewis and I remember encouraging him to take him.

“We were fighting McLaren in 2012. They had the fastest car and we felt that Lewis in a McLaren would be more of a threat than in a Mercedes. I encouraged Niki to spend the money as Lewis was wavering a little bit. It would be fair to say that backfired on me.”

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