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Horner: Max second place was like a victory for us

Max Verstappen's second-place finish in Sunday's Russian Grand Prix felt like a victory for the Dutchman's Red Bull squad, team principal Christian Horner said. The 23-year-old Verstappen had started last after taking on a new engine that exceeded his permitted allocation but he crossed the line behind Mercedes title rival Lewis Hamilton, who celebrated his 100th win, after perfectly timing his switch to intermediate tyres during a late rain shower. 'Today was like a victory for us,' Horner told reporters via video conference, adding that pre-race simulations had thrown up fifth place as the best result Verstappen could have achieved. 'To come from 20th on the grid to second, I think if...
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