max verstappen he is used to winning and lately surprises when that doesn’t happen. The Dutch driver aims for a three-time championship in Formula 1, but after his first victory in 2023, He had a problem that complicated his aspirations in the Arabian GP.
Qualifying in Jeddah gave us Checo Pérez’s second pole position in Formula 1; However, it was not all success and joy for Red Bull. The team had to retire Verstappen’s car in Q2 with an engine problem and he will now start from 15th position.
The positive part is that Red Bull already knows what happened to Verstappen’s car. He himself was in charge of explaining the situation and despite the fact that he was surprised, he made it clear that the entire panorama will be analyzed to find a solution.
“In turn 10, driveshaft broke. So that’s really unfortunate. And also something I don’t understand, because actually we haven’t had a problem with that. But yeah, it happened. So let’s analyze everything and try to understand how it happened.“Verstappen stated in accordance with motorsport.
Even so, the confidence of the Dutch does not fall. Just remembering that in the 2022 Belgian GP he started 14 and won the race, we can ensure that he will fight for the podium and even the victory in Saudi Arabia.
Verstappen trusts Checo Pérez to maintain the lead in Arabia
While it is true that the ideal for any team is for its two drivers to have good results, Max Verstappen considers that Red Bull has “a good opportunity for Checo to walk away“. In this way, a good sum of points would be maintained.
For his part, Christian Horner accepted Verstappen’s version of the transmission and lamented the lost ground; However, the Red Bull boss is confident that the strategy will pay off in Arabia, especially with Checo Pérez at the helm.
“It is a pity, that lap in Q1 would have put him P4 on the grid. Tomorrow there are still opportunities. I think that everything will depend on the strategy, that the safety cars have no problems. So yeah, there’s still everything to decide“.