Verstappen: Working with new performance engineer is “incredible”
Since the start of the season, Max Verstappen has been working with performance engineer Richard Cooke, who joined Red Bull in 2017 and was temporarily moved from the simulator group to support the race team. Cooke works closely with race engineer Gianpiero Lambiase and the three of them form a cohesive team. Verstappen admitted that it took some time to adjust to having a new face in his immediate circle on race weekends, but he is proud of the job Cooke has done. Working with a new engineer also contributes to the team’s continuous effort to improve the overall package. Verstappen believes that some improvements may only be fixed for next year, and he finds tracks like Singapore more challenging compared to others.