“Impossible doesn’t exist” – learn how F1 Team Principal Christian Horner is driven for success

“Impossible doesn’t exist” – learn how F1 Team Principal Christian Horner is driven for success

BAHRAIN, BAHRAIN - MARCH 03: Red Bull Racing Team Principal Christian Horner looks on in the garage during practice ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Bahrain at Bahrain International Circuit on March 03, 2023 in Bahrain, Bahrain. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images) // Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool

Ahead of the upcoming Australian Grand Prix on Sunday April 2, get inside the mind of the Team Principal that’s currently spearheading the most dominant team in Formula One.

On Red Bull’s Mind Set Win podcast, host Cédric Dumont is joined by Christian Horner, Team Principal and CEO of Formula One world champions Oracle Red Bull Racing.
Currently in Melbourne aiming to mastermind the continuation of his team’s dominant start to the season, Christian has seen and done it all many times over the course of his captivating career at the forefront of Formula One.
One of the most recognised personalities in the sport, he’s led the likes of Sebastian Vettel, Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen and overseen more than 90 race victories, six drivers’ and five constructors’ world championship titles for Oracle Red Bull Racing.
During his appearance on Mind Set Win, listeners learn how a mindset based on enjoyment, fun and pure passion for racing is at the core of everything Christian and his team do.
Listen to the full episode here: https://www.redbull.com/int-en/podcast-episodes/mind-set-win-s1- e13-christian-horner

Featuring in the episode:
• Christian reveals the final message he gave to the team ahead of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in 2021, when Max Verstappen memorably clinched the world championship title.
• Christian describes why finding enjoyment in the actual challenge and the experience of doing something is fundamental to achieving long-term success.
• He also takes the listeners behind the scenes directly into his seat on the pit wall during a busy race weekend.
• Later in the episode Cédric provides us with a practical exercise to try the next time we’re in a position where something is at stake. Based around separating the outcome from the experience and concentrating on being in the moment, it’s aimed to help us all find added satisfaction in our successes.

Key quotes from the episode:
“Being told ‘that’s impossible’ doesn’t exist in this team. It’s very much a can-do attitude.” – Christian Horner

“If you don’t enjoy it, what’s the point? My view has always been if you enjoy what you do, you’ll do it that much better.” – Christian Horner
“It’s not just about it being a job, it has to be a passion, it has to be a desire, and there has to be a hunger and determination to want to succeed.” – Christian Horner

“Winning is an incredible feeling. It’s like physically and mentally something lifts from your shoulders. Suddenly, you become overcome with emotion.” – Christian Horner

“The biggest and most rewarding thing to ever communicate to any driver is that they are the world champion and thankfully I’ve had the ability to do that six times.”
– Christian Horner
“Going into Abu Dhabi 2021, I spoke to the whole team beforehand and said ‘whatever the outcome is of the race, go out there and enjoy it’.” – Christian Horner
“Positive energy is so important for his team. You get what you give. The more positive energy you can give to people, the more positive energy you will receive.” –
Cédric Dumont
“We tend to forget to celebrate when we achieve something, it’s so important to take a step back, look at your achievement, realise the hard work behind it and celebrate the moment.” – Cédric Dumont