After an exciting battle with Leclerc, Verstappen had some separate steering issues which Horner thinks was from the car being dropped at the end of the the pit stop, tweaking a track rod. Aside from that, Red Bull will be taking apart the cars to see exactly what went wrong.
Red Bull have since tweeted that they suspect it to be a fuel pump issue.
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In a post race interview, Verstappen explained:
“It was almost impossible to steer the faster it was going, my re-start was bad because the wheel was stuck. A lot of different issues to deal with. The pace wasn’t amazing and the pace wasn’t as good as Friday. There are a lot of things to analyse.”
When asked how he felt about the out laps and how he could have performed without those, Verstappen said:
“Well, I could have been ahead twice”
Perez explained how the car felt before he had to retire from the race:
“A couple of laps before the end it was losing a bit of power and the engine was cutting off a couple of times.”
“We are a great team and I really believe in them. I am sure we will get to the bottom of it.”