MAX VERSTAPPEN was compelled to retire from the Australian Grand Prix as a result of a mechanical problem.
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Helmut Marko has insisted that Pink Bull’s automobile is ‘approach too heavy’ to maintain up with the likes of Ferrari after Sergio Perez and Max Verstappen have been overwhelmed to the chequered flag by Charles Leclerc on the Australian Grand Prix. The Monegasque driver was completely dominant from the phrase go and skilled little issue in holding Verstappen at arm’s size earlier than the latter was finally compelled to retire with a mechanical problem.
Perez managed to say second place within the absence of his Pink Bull team-mate however failed to put a glove on Leclerc, who clinched his second Grand Prix victory of the brand new season by over 20 seconds. Marko has since admitted that Pink Bull might want to discover a approach to take away additional weight from their RB18 challenger so as to enhance Verstappen’s fading Drivers’ Championship title hopes over the approaching weeks.
“Our automobile is approach too heavy,” Marko instructed De Telegraaf. “The RB18 completed late, as we have been within the title race proper by means of to the tip final yr.
“Updates are coming for the upcoming race at Imola and the Grand Prix after. Hopefully we are able to get nearer to Ferrari then.
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Helmut Marko has weighed in on Pink Bull’s early struggles (Picture: GETTY)
“We’re at present greater than ten kilograms heavier than Ferrari. By way of lap time you might be already speaking a few lack of three-tenths [of a second].”
Pink Bull have additionally suffered from a lot of reliability points because the starting of the brand new season, with Verstappen and Perez having retired on a mixed three events as a result of engine issues during the last three Grands Prix. The previous insisted after Sunday’s race in Melbourne that he won’t be able to deal with defending his Drivers’ Championship title until Pink Bull handle to place issues proper within the close to future.
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Max Verstappen was cruelly compelled to retire from the Australian Grand Prix (Picture: EXPRESS)
“We’re already miles behind, so I do not even need to take into consideration the championship battle in the mean time, it is extra essential to complete races,” the Dutchman instructed Sky Sports activities F1.
“In the present day was usually only a unhealthy day and probably not having the tempo, I used to be simply managing my tyres to attempt to convey it to the tip as a result of it regarded like fairly a simple P2.
“There was no level attempting to battle Charles as a result of I could not put strain on him. However we did not even end the race, which is fairly irritating and unacceptable.”
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