That British Grand Prix saw a poor result from the reigning F1 world champion as well as the current championship leader Max Verstappen as his Red Bull RB-18 just didn’t have the power and pace to compete for Max’s aspired top spot on the grid. While the Dutchman had a brilliant finish early in the race by overtaking polesitter Carlos Sainz, he was forced to start again from P2 after the red flag announcement Zhou Guanyus crash.
At the second restart, Max Verstappen was behind Carlos Sainz and he appeared to have lost power as he was unable to get past the Ferrari at all. And then a puncture was found on his car, for which he pitted. Back out, Max Verstappen complained that his car was losing power and was immediately up to eighth after being passed by the likes of Fernando Alonso and Lando Norris.
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Red Bull Team Principal Christian Horner talks about the damage to Max’s car after the British GP
There was clearly something wrong with Max Verstappen’s car on Sunday’s feature race day as the fierce Dutchman had to settle for a seventh place finish after a tough battle with Haas racer Mick Schumacher on the final stage of the race. The Red Bull supremo revealed the damage Verstappen’s car succumbed to was no better than a giant shark attack.
Max Verstappen’s car was apparently damaged by a sharp bit of an Alpha Tauri car exiting the car during the massive Turn 1 incident that prompted Zhou Guanyu and Alex Albon to abandon the race.
Describing the damage Max Verstappen’s car suffered at Silverstone, Christian Horner said: “It went in like a shark.”
He also said: “It’s wedged, almost like a clog. It got stuck underneath so quite a modified bottom for the rest of the race. He lost an enormous amount of downforce.”
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