The crew gained 4 successive drivers’ and constructors’ titles from 2010 to 2013 with Sebastian Vettel earlier than the Mercedes period began.
Verstappen sealed his victory with a final lap overtake of Mercedes’s Lewis Hamilton, who had been heading for a report eighth title.
“All credit score to Lewis, he’s been an outstanding opponent all 12 months and he’s an important world champion and that’s what makes it much more legitimate to win this,” mentioned Horner. “It’s proper up there with the primary one.”
Vettel, now with Aston Martin, took his first title in 2010 on the similar Yas Marina circuit after popping out on high in a four-way battle within the season-ender.
Milton Keynes-based Crimson Bull entered the game in 2005, the power drink-owned crew taking on the Jaguar outfit that was beforehand Stewart.
Mercedes had gained each title since 2014 when the 1.6 litre V6 turbo hybrid period began they usually retained their constructors’ crown on Sunday for an unprecedented eighth 12 months in a row.
“Mercedes are such a top quality crew they usually’ve obtained stronger and stronger over time. And that’s what’s made this so intense,” mentioned Horner, who has traded barbs with counterpart Toto Wolff all 12 months.
“Due to the standard of the opposition we’ve had, that’s what makes this one so particular.
“That is most likely the largest championship that we’ve ever gained.”