Verstappen retires in qualifying, will start 15th. What happened - Corriere.it
Max Verstappen, who had dominated free practice at the Jeddah GP and was doing the same during the fight for pole, was forced to retire in qualifying
Q2 hadn't started for less than ten minutes, when the Max Verstappen's Red Bull fell silent. At first, everything seemed due to some problems with the gearbox accused by the Dutchman's car, who then clarified by explaining that the unexpected to be identified in the axle shaft that broke on the right rear. The fact is that it was found c
forced to slowly return to the pits. In the Jeddah GP start from fifteenth placea joke for those who - after the net success of
— was also dominating the first few days in Arabia, including the fight for pole. The car stalled in third gearwith the transmission having just been fitted before qualifying (a sign that something was not going right).
I want to score points, the fast car
It's not about the gearbox but about the axle shaft which broke on the rear right. Not ideal but these are things that happen, happened today. Red Bull driver Max Verstappen said it to the microphones of Sky Sport after his departure from the scene in Q2 of the Saudi Arabian GP. Can I fight for the podium or the win? We have a good car, fast, without a doubt I want to score points but I don't know where I will be able to get - he added -. It will be important to have a clean first lap and stay out of trouble, which is not easy here. Then we will try to progress.
March 18, 2023 (change March 18, 2023 | 19:21)
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