‘Max Verstappen wasn’t happy’: Horner reveals Red Bull’s problems in the Netherlands
With a large frame of fans Max Verstappen Back home, everyone expected the Dutchman to repeat the performance he put in at the Belgian Grand Prix, but that didn’t happen. During the first day of activity on the Zandvoort circuit, the current world champion suffered problems in his car and had to abandon the track without being able to complete free practice 1. During the second practice session, he only set the eighth fastest time. In this sense, Red Bull Racing boss Christian Horner was concerned about the performance of the RB18 at the Dutch Grand Prix.
After having covered the circuit of Spa-Francorchamps, Max Verstappen He arrived at the race from home with expectations through the roof. However, the Red Bull Racing car’s gearbox failed in the first practice session, giving it time to test the settings on track. In FP2, the Dutch driver failed to find the balance of the RB18 and after the first day of activities in Zandvoort, Horner admitted that the current world champion was not happy. In any case, he assured that the Milton Keynes team will work to offer him the best set-up for qualifying.
“It lost traction, so we changed the gearbox. The mechanics did an excellent job. All is well. We’re just a little behind the track time. Max Verstappen I wasn’t happy with the setup, so there’s a lot of work to do tonight. Track time is important. Sometimes the results of the simulators are not accurate, so the real experience is lost,” explained the boss of the Austrian team concerned.
The Positive Side
Although it was not the best Friday of the season for Supermax, the defending champion was able to take advantage of the public who supported him on the Zandvoort circuit. In this sense, the 24-year-old rider assured that it was fun that the “sea of orange” could be present for the first two free practice sessions.
“It’s only Friday, but the atmosphere here is already fantastic. Anyway, it’s great to drive the Zandvoort circuit, especially with this orange sea along the track. It’s great that tens of thousands of fans were able to attend on Friday. It’s also a lot of fun for me, ”explained Max.
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