According to him, the RB16B is deficient around slow corners which is one of the main reasons for his lack of pace on the grid.
New hindrance for Red Bull?
Even though Verstappen’s pace was not very slow, he claimed that the scenario might end up as a hindrance for him and Red Bull.
“You want the car to turn quickly, especially in the slow corners where a lot of time can be gained but that is still a big problem for us,” Verstappen explained to Ziggo Sport.
“We are too slow, normally I get up to speed more easily, but not here and I am not sure why. The balance in the car was not good.
“We were in good shape, but we actually have to be three-tenths apart from everyone all the time and that was not the case.”
Verstappen losing confidence?
Max was also pessimistic about his chances.
“We will see that, but not in this way, because we are clearly behind,” Verstappen said.
Verstappen is the most unambiguous driver on the grid at the moment. These statements can be a cause of worry for the outfit.
However, a lot can change between the qualifying and the actual race considering Max always puts up a tough fight. He also has support from his teammate Sergio Perez who managed to top the first free practice sessions.
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