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Verstappen winner of mad race in Montreal, Ferrari's double retirement

Verstappen winner of mad race in Montreal, Ferrari's double retirement

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Max Verstappen is the winner of a crazy Formula 1 race for the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal, which was hampered by technical problems and spiced up by changeable weather conditions and two safety car stops. Lando Norris, who led the race in the first part of the race and was second in the end, and George Russell, who initially made good use of the improved racing car and even drove in first place for a few laps, then lost a few places and only passed Lewis Hamilton for third place in the penultimate lap of the race. In the end, the seven-time world champion was fourth, and Oscar Piastri was fifth. https://twitter.com/F1/status/1799891689256960197 They experienced a crash at Ferrari, where Charles Leclerc first retired due to engine problems, and then after a driver's error and tr
Verstappen worried about engine problems

Verstappen worried about engine problems

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Max Verstappen missed the second free practice for the Canadian Grand Prix due to technical problems with the car, but with the track in Montreal not suiting Red Bull's RB20 car, the world champion is worried about the continuation of the race weekend. "Unfortunately, I couldn't complete many laps in the second practice, as we had a problem with the electrical installation," explained the Dutchman. "We are still investigating the problem, but it is by no means an ideal start to the weekend, as I would have liked to drive more laps. On top of that, the competitors managed to drive more laps, both on dry and wet tracks. But the most important thing at this moment is to find out , what happened and what consequences we will bear in the rest of the weekend and the entire season." The team's advisor, Helmut Marko, explained that the problem arose on Fr
Red Bull's secrets revealed: Rivals getting closer

Red Bull's secrets revealed: Rivals getting closer

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Max Verstappen says rivals have unlocked the secrets of Red Bull's racing car, so the gap is closing. The Dutchman finished sixth in qualifying for the Monaco Grand Prix after struggling with handling problems over the Principality's numerous kerbs and humps. Red Bull's problems appear to be a bit bigger as Verstappen set third time in the first attempt, but hit the guardrail in the last and finished qualifying three tenths of a second behind Charles Leclerc, the fastest driver in qualifying. "We tried many settings, but none of them improved the behavior of the car," explained the three-time world champion, who says that the RB20 simply cannot drive over curbs and bumps. "We are very bad in the second sector, because simple
Verstappen fended off the attacks of Norris and celebrated a narrow victory in Imola

Verstappen fended off the attacks of Norris and celebrated a narrow victory in Imola

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Max Verstappen ended a difficult weekend in Imola with victory in the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, but the three-time world champion drove all the way to the finish just ahead of the speedy Lando Norris, who ended up second, less than a second behind the Red Bull driver. Charles Leclerc took third place. https://twitter.com/F1/status/1792200812518891614 Australia's Oscar Piastri was fourth ahead of Lewis Hamilton and George Russell, while Sergio Perez in the other Red Bull car managed to work his way up to eighth. Lance Stroll was ninth and Yuki Tsunoda was tenth.
Max Verstappen overcame the difficulties and got an even qualification in Imola

Max Verstappen overcame the difficulties and got an even qualification in Imola

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Max Verstappen clearly overcame the problems he struggled with in free practice at the qualifying for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix in Imola and won the best starting position for Sunday's race. The Red Bull driver was not overly satisfied with the behavior of the RB20 during the free practice sessions, but on Saturday he showed much better form and won the pole position ahead of the Australian Oscar Piastri, who was only 0.074 seconds behind the Dutchman. Fourth was Piastri's teammate Lando Norris, who was 0.091 seconds slower than the Red Bull driver. With fourth place, Charles Leclerc slightly disappointed the home fans of Ferrari, who after Friday's practice sessions hoped that Red Bull would not be as strong this weekend as we are used to. The Monaco man was 0.224 seconds behind Verstappen
Red Bull: Mercedes' public proposal to Verstappen is disrespectful

Red Bull: Mercedes' public proposal to Verstappen is disrespectful

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After Toto Wolff repeatedly publicly expressed his desire to transfer Max Verstappen to his team, the CEO of Red Bull, Oliver Mintzlaff, called the Austrian's behavior disrespectful. Mintzlaff rarely intervenes in the events of Formula One through the media, but this time he denied speculation that Verstappen could leave the Red Bull Racing team at the end of this season and join Mercedes. In his opinion, compatriot Toto Wolff, instead of publicly showing interest in Verstappen, should focus his attention on solving the problems that the Mercedes team has been having more and more recently. "I understand the pressure that Toto Wolff and others feel after all these years of defeats, but I think Toto should focus on his own challenges, of which he has more than enough. Besides
Verstappen the best starting position for the sprint race in Miami

Verstappen the best starting position for the sprint race in Miami

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Max Verstappen successfully overcame a difficult start to the race weekend in Miami and won the best starting position for Saturday's sprint race in shootout qualifying. Charles Leclerc, who was 0.108 seconds behind the Dutchman, will start the race from the first starting row. https://twitter.com/F1/status/1786505278894002537 Two more Red Bull racers, Sergio Perez and Australian Daniel Ricciardo, will stand in the second starting row, while Carlos Sainz won fifth place. Mercedes drivers George Russell and Lewis Hamilton dropped out at the end of the second leg, so they will start the sprint race from eleventh and twelfth place.
At the F1 practice in Miami, the fastest Verstappen ahead of Piastri

At the F1 practice in Miami, the fastest Verstappen ahead of Piastri

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Max Verstappen was fastest in the first F1 free practice session for the Miami Grand Prix. The second time was set by Oscar Piastri before the evening qualifying for the sprint race. Carlos Sainz was third, George Russell fourth, Lance Stroll fifth, followed by Sergio Perez, Lewis Hamilton, Yuki Tsunoda, Esteban Ocon, and Pierre Gasly. Shootout qualifying for Saturday's sprint race is scheduled for 22:30 CET. https://twitter.com/F1/status/1786449783390970196
Newey's departure is not as dramatic as it seems

Newey's departure is not as dramatic as it seems

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The departure of Adrian Newey for the Red Bull Racing team will not be as dramatic as it seems, claims Max Verstappen, who explained that the 65-year-old Briton played an important role in the team, but it has changed a lot in recent years. "Adrian was extremely important to Red Bull's success, but his role has changed," revealed the Dutchman. "A lot of people don't understand what he was actually doing in the team. I don't want to say he didn't do anything, but his role has evolved. A lot of good people have joined the team and strengthened the development department. Of course, we would prefer to see him stay, because the experience would be useful, but also as a person he is pleasant to talk to.But on the other hand, I am sure that the engineering team is very good, which they have proven with the performance of the car in recent years
Verstappen: I wouldn't race for Mercedes even for 250 million

Verstappen: I wouldn't race for Mercedes even for 250 million

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Max Verstappen called the rumors that he was offered 150 million euros a year from Mercedes untrue and added that his future depends on the performance of the racing car and not on the salary. The Dutchman recently extended his contract with the Red Bull Racing team until the end of the 2028 season, but with the departure of Adrian Newey, many expect the team to break up, and with it the departure of the three-time world champion. But Verstappen says Newey's departure will not be as big a loss as it seems on the surface. "Even if they offered me 150 million, it wouldn't convince me to change teams," he said before the start of the race weekend in Miami. "I'm happy with what I'm earning now. Even if they offered me 250 million, in the end I'd be very unhappy if I was fighting for fifth or sixth place. So for me