Christian Horner compares himself to Man Utd icon as he looks take Max Verstappen to title | F1 | Sport

Christian Horner has compared himself to one of football’s greatest ever managers as he continues to guide Max Verstappen to a second successive world F1 title. The Red Bull protege is currently 70 points clear of second-placed Charles Leclerc, and it would take a remarkable turnaround from here for the Ferrari man to catch his rival.

But whilst the prospect appears inevitable, another Verstappen championship won’t be popular with all F1 fans, especially those backing Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes, given the manner in which he won his first. And Horner was seen as a central figure to Michael Masi altering his safety car instructions at the Yas Marina last December.

Horner, 48, has also been mocked for his frequent mid-race interviews on SKy Sports, whilst he has also been accused of calling out authorities in a bid to help his team. He’s recently voiced the need for an increased budget cap, an argument opposed by the likes of Guenther Steiner.

Horner’s tempestuous relationship with Toto Wolff, his opposite number at the Silver Arrows, has also divided opinion, whilst his marriage to former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell has ensured his ‘private’ life remains very much in the public eye. But regardless, the Englishman has insisted he’s not affected by outside opinion.

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