Verstappen, 21, won two races past year, with a third victory snatched from his grasp after a collision while leading in Brazil, and ended the season fourth overall.
"Max, if you look at his performance in the second half of the (last) year, was the second-highest points scorer to Lewis", Horner said on Tuesday.
"For sure I'm going to be next to one of the best drivers on the grid at the moment and for me, it's a great challenge", Gasly told Motorsport.com.
Ricciardo and his new team took to Twitter to give fans a peak at the former Red bull driver in the new uniform he'll be wearing for Renault in the 2019 Formula 1 season.
Last year's regulations saw drivers permitted to using just three engines over an entire season, with penalties handed out to anyone who exceeded the limit. "He is more worldly, more experienced", said Horner. "He's just in a better place to be able to deal with the pressures that are placed on him".
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Despite the failed McLaren-Honda pairing of 2015-2017, the Red Bull junior team Toro Rosso hailed the Japanese carmaker after working with Honda in 2018.
He did one day by accompanying stewards at a Formula E race last month in Morocco.
Team boss Horner is quoted by Speed Week: "Honda is having a strong winter".
He added: "He came back and went, "Crikey, these guys have got hard decisions to make". It is exciting, although that will really come when I sit in the auto. "I will always try to get the best out of myself and hopefully that is enough".
There's no doubt Kvyat is talented, but would the senior Red Bull team really consider taking him back after dropping him in 2016?
Horner said Red Bull aimed to be more consistent across all circuits this year, rather than just those where engine power was less of a factor. "[We have been in] very much a customer supplier relationship where effectively we were paying for a first class ticket and you get an economy seat".