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Verstappen dropped out in Q2 when he seemed unbeatable: he starts 15th, which is what happened

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Q2 had started less than ten minutes when the Max Verstappen’s Red Bull came to a standstill. At first everything seemed to be due to some gearbox problems blamed by the Dutchman’s car, which was later cleared up by explaining that the unexpected is in the axle that broke on the right rear. The fact is that it has been found C
forced to slowly return to the pits. In the Jeddah GP start from fifteenth placea joke for those who – after the obvious success of
– also dominated the early days in Arabia, including the battle for pole. The car stalled in third gearwith the transmission just fitted for qualifying (a sign that something was wrong).

“I want to score points, the car is fast”

“It’s not about the gearbox, but about the axle that broke at the rear right. It’s not ideal, but these are things that happen, it happened today ». Red Bull driver Max Verstappen told the Sky Sport microphones after leaving the scene in Q2 of the Saudi Arabian GP. «Can I fight for the podium or the win? We have a good car, it is fast, I want to score points for sure, but I don’t know where I will be able to finish – he added -. It will be important to have a clean first lap and stay out of trouble, which is not easy here. Then we will try to make progress.”

Source: Corriere

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