“It’s a bit weird,” Max Verstappen sheds some light on the reliability issues for the new-gen cars

Title fight swinging in Red Bull's favor, thanks to the reliability of the teams.

Max Verstappen

Max Verstappen won his third race in a row and fourth of the season after winning in Spain. The second time this season, Red Bull managed another 1-2 with an “unfair” second position for Sergio Perez.

Red Bull has suffered three DNFs in the first five races of the season and suffered similar situations on Miami Friday. Max also reported power loss in the Q3 of the Spanish Grand Prix, which was later cleared to be just another DRS problem.

The World Champion suffered a lot on Sunday with the DRS and was stuck behind Geroge Russell, although later the problem was solved leading to the Dutch winning with the help of Perez.

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Max later was asked for his views on the issues which suspected the new E-10 fuel to make a major impact on the car’s engine. Red Bull suffered less from the engine in the past years but the introduction of RBPT has brought them the new challenge of building their own engine.

“Of course, the fuel has changed a little bit, but it’s a bit weird.

“Yeah. also from our side, of course, we had already two retirements where before we were always really strong on reliability, so it’s a bit difficult to tell. It’s also not major issues that we had.” explained Max.

Title Fight swinging due to the Engine issues 

Red Bull
Sergio Perez after retiring after an Engine Failure

After the Spanish Grand Prix, we saw the momentum at the hands of the Red Bulls. They have overcome their reliability issues to a very good extent. The bulls are now first in both the Championships. 

A part of it is because of the Engine failure Ferrari engines went through in Spain. Charles Leclerc’s DNF gave Max a complete opportunity to take the maximum points to get ahead of Leclerc, which was later seen. 

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“I don’t know, of course, about Ferrari, but from our side, it’s little things and yeah, we are trying to be on top of that, but I don’t think it’s specifically car related.” said Max.

Max is leading the championship by 6 points, but it’s still too early for him to celebrate. 

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