Red Bull explains late Verstappen problem that stopped F1 fastest lap bid
During the Monza race, Max Verstappen had built a strong lead but was asked by his team to ease off and not approach the backmarkers due to concerns about the car’s temperatures. Red Bull wanted to keep the temperatures within a certain range and avoid any unnecessary risks. The decision prevented Verstappen from going for the fastest lap. Christian Horner, the team principal, clarified that there was no immediate danger, but they didn’t want the car to run in dirty air. The issues faced by Yuki Tsunoda in a sister team’s car earlier in the race did not pose a risk to Red Bull as they were specific to his car.