Red Bull explains late Verstappen problem that helped avert F1 fastest lap bid

Red Bull explains late Verstappen problem that helped avert F1 fastest lap bid
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Red Bull explains late Verstappen problem that helped avert F1 fastest lap bid

During the Monza race, the Dutchman, Max Verstappen, had a solid lead, but his team urged him to slow down towards the end due to unspecified temperature issues and to avoid running in dirty air caused by backmarkers. This decision prevented him from taking risks and going for the fastest lap. Red Bull team principal Christian Horner clarified that there was no immediate danger due to the temperatures, but they wanted to avoid any potential problems if Verstappen followed other cars. The concerns about the Honda power units, following Yuki Tsunoda’s failure to start, were quickly dismissed as the issue was specific to Tsunoda’s car. After the race, Carlos Sainz was robbed outside his hotel near Milan.

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Source: Motorsport.com

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