Verstappen dropped out of the last two races, both in Italy, after engine problems. Although the Dutch driver was still holding back, it was clear that he was logically quite frustrated. “I’ll only take a week off, because I’m completely done with it”, said Verstappen.
Horner fully understands his captain’s disappointment, he states in his column on the Red Bull Racing website. “Because Max was there right from his first lap at Mugello. We had a very fast car and made progress over the weekend. This eats at him. In the heat of the battle, when you go from the adrenaline at the start to the frustration of ending up in the gravel pit, it is only natural to express that over the on-board radio. ”
Horner continues: „It was the second race in a row and for Max a huge frustration, because he is so hungry and wants so badly. If he wasn’t that hungry, he wouldn’t be the driver he is today. He wants to fight for victory every weekend. He has to get it out of his system now and look ahead. Before the Grand Prix in Sochi (September 27, ed.) We will discuss with him what has been done behind the scenes by Honda and the team to fix the problem for the next race. ”
According to former F1 driver Christijan Albers, Verstappen has no better choice than Red Bull, he says in a new one Formula 1 podcast from De Telegraaf.
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