2023 Saudi F1 GP: Red Bull boss claims Max Verstappen has ‘mountains to climb’
Red Bull team principal Christian Horner believes Max Verstappen has a long race ahead of him in Saudi Arabia after frustrating qualifying results.British man needs Sergio Perez for a clean race and perfect execution The Dutchman will have a challenging race from 15th on the grid.
Horner expressed his views on Red Bull’s qualifying results ahead of the Saudi Grand Prix on Saturday, saying:
“The story of today’s two qualifying sessions. First, Czech’s great performance. pole, back to back.On the other hand, it is very frustrating for Max, as a driveshaft failure prevented him from qualifying when he had just started Q2.
“His lap in Q1 would have put him fourth in the race tomorrow. It’s a real shame, but we are already in the process of understanding the problem. Yes, but knowing Max, he will rise, and it will certainly be interesting to see what he achieves. It’s important to get through the laps. There’s a lot of action ahead.
The reigning champion qualified 15th in the race after being knocked out of Q2 by a broken driveshaft. Red Bull and his team are confident the Dutch driver will surge up the grid throughout the race, but were hoping both cars would take his position on the top grid in the race.
Max Verstappen explains why he failed to qualify, he feels it will be an unpredictable race
Max Verstappen said his car’s driveshaft broke without warning during qualifying, knocking him out of the second session. He said there were no signs of
He feels that the race in Jeddah is so unpredictable that their work is disrupted. After the qualifying session for the Saudi Grand Prix, Verstappen said:
“My right rear driveshaft broke at Turn 10, so that’s it for qualifying. I was comfortable in every session and every time I was on the track, I was quick and could certainly have fought for pole.
“Instead, we have a bit more work to do tomorrow, but it is a long championship and we will stay positive. I think it will be difficult to win from that position, but we will try to score as many points as possible. It will be hard to stay ahead, but I won’t give up.Anything is possible in this track.You’ve seen some crazy things here, but you have to be realistic.It’s going to be hard. , we have a good pace, so we will definitely move forward.”
It will be a long race for the double champions starting from 15th on the grid, so a clean race without any trouble is the key to a good result.