Christian Horner has shown that, after a season of grueling world title rivalry between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton , there is still room for a sense of humor in Formula 1. The Red Bull team boss has earned the right to visit the factory of his great adversary. How did you get it? Paying 4,000 pounds (4,750 euros) at a charity auction. A very clever troll.
The process was part of an auction organized by Autosport . Whoever wanted could bid for various guided tours or meals with leading figures of Formula 1 . One of those options was to visit the Mercedes factory and Horner did not hesitate to invest money to get it.
Later, he announced with a laugh that he plans to attend the visit with "about 20 people", including Red Bull's technical director, Adrian Newey. Now, it remains to be seen whether the Austrian team's workers make their threat a reality and, above all, whether their rivals are willing to open the doors of their facilities to them.