CHRISTIAN HORNER has accused a Sky Sports activities commentator of having fun with a boozy night time out forward of the Monaco Grand Prix.
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Christian Horner has claimed Sky Sports activities commentator David Croft consumed ‘sufficient alcohol’ on Friday night time on the Monaco Grand Prix. The Crimson Bull workforce principal mentioned Croft had tried ‘each combination with Crimson Bull’ that he might put collectively.
Croft did not deny his involvement as he admitted he attended a Crimson Bull get together after an invitation by Horner. The TV host additionally mentioned there was the ‘odd drink’ introduced for him simply hours after Friday’s follow periods ended.
Nevertheless, Horner denied any involvement within the occasion forward of a busy Monaco Grand Prix. The Crimson Bull boss let information of the get together slip as he joined Croft and Anthony Davidson from the pit wall throughout protection of the ultimate follow session.
Horner mentioned: “Good afternoon. Earlier than we get into all of that, how are you feeling? I collect that Crofty goes massive in Monaco final night time on the Crimson Bull power station.
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Christian Horner has claimed a Sky Sports activities commentator attended a Crimson Bull get together on the Monaco GP (Picture: Getty)
“I heard you consumed sufficient alcohol and tried each combination with Crimson Bull that you might put collectively!” Croft replied: “You invited me alongside to the get together and there was the odd drink being purchased for me, so thanks for that. So, the place have been you final night time, did you get an early night time or one thing?”
Horner added: “It was a faculty night time mate, I used to be in mattress.” Croft merely replied: “Yeah proper”.
Anthony Davidson even weighed into the dialogue, claiming Croft had complained a couple of lack of meals on the occasion. Nevertheless F1 followers on social media hit again at Croft and Horner for discussing their involvement within the get together on air.
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Christian Horner denied he attended the get together himself (Picture: Getty)
Alan C mentioned: “So sick of listening to Crofty and different speaking to Christian Horner so many occasions speaking about being at events and sharing flights with him.” (sic) @WullieWb added: “Horner saying Crofty was at a purple bull get together final night time does not shock me as you might have guessed with the best way he at all times talks them up.”
Hours later, Crimson Bull have been unable to beat Ferrari in a tense qualifying session. Charles Leclerc secured pole with team-mate Carlos Sainz second on the grid.
Sergio Perez regarded like he had the tempo to problem the frontrunners within the opening levels of qualifying however was solely fast sufficient for third. He crashed throughout his second run in Q3 which introduced out the purple flag and denied him an opportunity to problem for the entrance row.
Max Verstappen’s title hunt took a blow with the Dutchman solely fourth on the grid for right this moment’s race.