Max Verstappen was left hanging by a highly unreliable RB-18 while registering his second DNF of the season. He didn’t want that after his title-winning season. But that’s the beauty of Formula 1. If you don’t bring your A-game to the table, another driver and another constructor are waiting to strike at every opportunity. That’s what Charles Leclerc and Ferrari have done in their vintage style.
There was speculation about that Max Verstappen and Red Bull would be runaway winners this season. But that’s definitely gone out the window after an electric and flawless start to the season from Ferrari Charles Leclerc. The Ferrari driver has been in a league of his own, notching up some impressive victories while others struggle to solve their problems. If Red Bull doesn’t get its house sorted quickly, it could be curtains before it’s even started.
Max Verstappen tried to do everything in his power to get some results but got absolutely no support from his team and challenger, RB-18. The car definitely doesn’t stand a chance against that I. There is a significant speed difference between the two cars. But pace appears to be a luxury for Max Verstappen at this point as he has failed to finish two of the first three races this season.
Also read: “You are still free to fight,” Mattia Binotto gave Carlos Sainz the green light to fight his teammate Charles Leclerc
Max Verstappen erupted after failing to finish another race while attempting to defend his maiden title
The signs are worrying for Red Bull and Max Verstappen. It went horribly wrong for him and he has publicly admitted the difficulties he faced. The reigning world champion said: “We’re already miles behind, so I don’t even want to think about the championship fight now. I think it’s more important to finish races.“
“I knew I couldn’t fight Charles [Leclerc]so there was no point in pressuring him.“
“We have to get faster and more reliable, so I’m not thinking about the championship.”
But yeah, we didn’t even finish the race. It’s quite frustrating and unacceptable. I knew there was a problem.“
“So it was always a question mark to finish the race. I mean, things like that can’t happen if you want to fight for the title.” As skysports reports.
Max Verstappen definitely fought with his new champion, even more than his teammate, I. Red Bull were unable to provide the reigning world champion with a potentially title-winning car. But that could change in just a few weeks. Let’s hope that all can change and Max can pose a serious threat Charles Leclerc.
Also read: “Australia is at Charles Leclerc’s feet,” Italian media scoffed at Red Bull about the Ferrari master class in Albert Park
https://firstsportz.com/formula-1-im-not-thinking-about-the-championship-max-verstappen-gives-a-grim-view-on-title-hopes/ “I’m not thinking about the championship,” Max Verstappen gives a gloomy look at the title hopes » FirstSportz