“There are situations that cannot be controlled”: Max Verstappen justified his defeat in the Australian GP – La Opinion

“There are situations that cannot be controlled”: Max Verstappen justified his defeat in the Australian GP – La Opinion

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The Dutch Max Verstappen of the Red Bull Racing team, triple world champion of Formula 1 and leader of this World Cup, who abandoned the Australian Grand Prix due to a brake problem, the third of the year, declared this Sunday at the Albert Park circuit in Melbourne that “it is a shame”, but that “there are situations that cannot be controlled” and that “these things happen.”

It’s unfortunate what happened today, but from what we have seen in the data, at the moment the lights went out (at the exit), The right rear brake got stuck and locked. It was like driving with the handbrake on and, as a result, the temperature was rising; until I saw smoke coming out, because it had caught fire“explained Verstappen, 26 years old, who, despite not having scored points this Sunday, continues to lead the World Cup, with a total of 51: four more than the Monegasque Charles Leclerc (Ferrari); that he finished second this Sunday a race that his teammate, the Spanish Carlos Sainz, won brilliantly.

“That, at the time, made you feel a little confused, since the car seemed strange in some corners. In turn three I braked and lost the rear of the car; then in the sixth and seventh he hit me with whiplash,” commented ‘Mad Max’, who He abandoned due to the aforementioned problem after the fifth of the 58 laps to which this Sunday’s race was scheduled.

“The team is going to investigate and we will see if there are explanations for what happened, but there are things that you cannot control. It was a shame, because the car felt good in the installation laps. But you can’t control these situations. And these things happen,” said the Dutch star, with 56 victories and one hundred podiums in the premier category.

“I am disappointed for not having finished a race that we could have won, because the car has been improving throughout the weekend. We knew that such a day would come sometime, so We have to be proud of having achieved nine victories in a row -the first two of this year, plus the last seven from last-; and now we have to focus on coming back stronger in Suzuka (Japan),” Verstappen said this Sunday after abandoning in Australia.

*With information from EFE

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