Max Verstappen continues to expand his lead to defending the F1 World Champion, but Red Bull Racing’s F1 team representative Christian Horner warns that the team should not be content with the status quo.
F1 World Champion Max Verstappen scored his sixth win of the season at the Canadian Grand Prix, where Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) received an engine replacement penalty, expanding his point lead to almost 50 points.
“We are now winning the race in a row,” said Christian Horner.
“We are leading both championships. Max is driving perfectly. That’s all great.”
“But there was a problem with (Sergio) Perez’s car that needed to be investigated, and Ferrari’s speed in the race here was really impressive.”
“We must not weaken”
In fact, Max Verstappen finished at the Canadian Grand Prix without being able to beat Carlos Sainz (Ferrari) by more than a second.
“The pressure from Sainz at the end of the race was immeasurable,” Helmut Marko, Red Bull F1 Motorsports Advisor, told the ORF.
“In the second section of the track, Max couldn’t get out of the DRS gap because Ferrari was significantly faster than us.”
“Of course, the fact that Max’s tires are old had an impact, but it’s necessary to pay tribute to him for being able to withstand that pressure. Fortunately for us, Sainz has a hairpin. I made two mistakes. “
“Even under the greatest pressure, Max drove without making mistakes. His radio failure didn’t help and did he receive our message that he could release a little more power? I don’t know what it is, “Helmut Marco added.
“But if the radio doesn’t work, it has the advantage of at least not hearing the complaint,” Helmut Marko joked.
Helmut Marko confirmed that Sergio Perez’s failure was due to the gearbox.
“It was at the end of my life, but it should have held up. It may have been due to an accident on Saturday.”
Helmut Marko warns that Ferrari still has a lot of potential to unleash.
“Our car is still overweight,” admitted Helmut Marko.
“That’s a negative point. The positive point is that if you can reduce the weight of the car, you can get a lot of time.”
Another negative point is that the next race scene, Silverstone, is expected to be better suited for Ferrari.
“Ferrari was super fast in Spain and will bring some improvements to Silverstone. It will be a tough race for us,” said Christian Horner.
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