Big blow: Verstappen’s chief engineer quits before start of season

Red Bull driver Max Verstappen has been dealt a big blow ahead of the upcoming Formula 1 season. His chief mechanic Lee Stevenson has vacated his position as he attempts to find a new challenge within the Red Bull camp.

Most notably, Stevenson was seen on television last year during the Hungarian Grand Prix. He did his best to ensure that Verstappen’s car was ready in time for the race.

Stevenson took to Instagram to announce his decision, and it is one that will necessitate a change within the Red Bull structuring.

“Ten victories, three pole positions, 42 podiums. I could not have dreamed of such a great adventure together with the best driver on the grid. It is a shame that we did not win a world title together, but Max will certainly succeed!” Stevenson said.

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“My adventure as the number one mechanic on the car of Max has come to an end. I am getting a new role within the team, an opportunity that I could not miss!

“I wish everyone on the team all the luck in the world in conquering. of more wins. Hopefully they capture the title!”

While Stevenson’s replacement has not been announced yet, the man in question has revealed that he will now work as the chief mechanic of the show car team.

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