Red Bull’s logic behind ‘no-brainer’ Verstappen-Perez undercut

Red Bull’s logic behind ‘no-brainer’ Verstappen-Perez undercut
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Red Bull team principal Christian Horner has explained the logic for the pitstop call which led to Max Verstappen jumping ahead of teammate Sergio

Sergio Perez’s inspired call to switch to intermediate tires early in the race allowed him to take the lead, while Max Verstappen dropped to fourth but quickly made his way back up the field. Verstappen regained the lead on Lap 13 after Red Bull called him in for a pit stop before Perez, resulting in a successful undercut. Verstappen went on to win the race, his ninth consecutive victory and 11th win of the season. Red Bull team principal Christian Horner praised Verstappen’s performance and explained that the decision to pit Verstappen first was to prevent Perez from being undercut by other drivers who switched to slick tires. Perez, although initially confused, downplayed the decision and acknowledged that the team had more information at the time.

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Forrás: Crash.net

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