no, something Max verse did not fall to listen to on the radio: After he had pointed out to his engineer in the Spanish Grand Prix to 2020 in Barcelona on the distances to Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas replied Verstappen, you may please on the own formula-1-race focus. And he finished it in second place, for already the third Time this year.
Raised on the radio messages of his star driver to Red Bull's Motorsport Director Helmut Marko in the 'Sky' said: "This is the temper that sometimes gets the Max. Is stupid, if this is all on air."
And Marko criticized Verstappen for its Stubbornness in the race: "The strategy must he leave us. We have precisely seen, how far the tire is shut down. We knew that he is partially at the Limit."
"it was important For us to keep Bottas behind us. This is managed successfully," says Marko. This was from Red Bull's point of view "the Maximum". To split "the two Mercedes, which is already a success."
So it looks Verstappen, who said after the race: "to race Between the two Mercedes, that was very good for us. We have not had today, clearly, the Pace of Lewis [Hamilton]. Therefore, I'm happy with P2."
the key to success was "that we have come past the Start-up to Valtteri [Bottas]," says Verstappen. The Red Bull driver was already on Position two behind Hamilton, but was never in a position to attack, but "I drove my own pace," he says.No Chance on the hard tyres
Marko explains: "On the hard tyres [Barcelona] is exactly the opposite of Silverstone: We could not keep the pace."
"Our tire wear was much worse than Mercedes. At Max, it went halfway, but in the case of [Alexander] Albon ran nothing at all, no matter what the mix. So: The hard tyre was not very good."
Verstappens team-mate decided the Spanish Grand Prix in eighth place among 19 classified drivers.
This article was written by Stefan Ehlen
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