“Car was completely rebuilt”: How Verstappen played a leading role in making RB16B title challenger

Max Verstappen had an absolutely satisfying qualifying session at the Monaco Grand Prix. The Red Bull driver managed to clock the second-fastest time in Q3.

Verstappen was able to stay ahead of his Mercedes rivals. Things aligned themselves in his favour as Lewis Hamilton started the race on Sunday from 7th place.

Red Bull began their weekend in Monaco with a difficult time. However, things played out well for the outfit as the weekend progressed.

Max Verstappen. Source: planetf1.com

What did Verstappen say?

In an interview with De Telegraaf, the Dutchman explained how Red Bull were working with a wrong set-up.

“It didn’t work as the team had thought, we had far too much understeer. The car was then completely rebuilt, a lot was changed,” the Dutchman says. 

“Compliments to the team at the factory in Milton Keynes and the people here, who worked through on their ‘day off’ and analyzed things.”

Changes worked out well: Verstappen

Verstappen revealed that he too had a major role to play in implementing the new changes to the car.

“I indicate where I think it’s wrong, then they come up with ideas and I say, ‘that sounds about right’.

Red Bull RB16B. Source: thesportsrush.com

“Meanwhile, I do have a fair amount of experience now, in terms of the things we’ve tried in the past.

“At the end of the day, a car changes aerodynamically a lot more over the years than it does in terms of mechanical parts. The changes have worked out well,” he concluded.

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