MAX VERSTAPPEN was pressured to retire from the Australian Grand Prix after a mechanical failure 20 laps from the top.
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Max Verstappen has hit out at F1’s Aston Martin security automotive for being too sluggish throughout the Australian Grand Prix. Verstappen claimed the automotive was “like a turtle” and warned it was creating a security threat.
He mentioned drivers have been unable to warmth up their tyres correctly behind whereas behind the Aston Martin and urged F1 bosses to analyze. Two security vehicles are in use throughout the season with every alternating between totally different races.
Mercedes launched a brand new 730bhp Mercedes-AMG GT Black Sequence mannequin which was used within the first two races. The Aston Martin was referred to as upon for Australia however solely has 528bhp and is round 5 seconds per lap slower.
Verstappen mentioned: ‘There’s so little grip and likewise the security automotive was driving so sluggish, it was like a turtle. Unbelievable. To drive 140 [km/h] on the again straight, there was not a broken automotive, so I do not perceive why we’ve got to drive so slowly. We’ve to analyze.
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Max Verstappen has hit again towards F1’s security automotive (Picture: Getty)
“For positive the Mercedes security automotive is quicker due to the additional aero, as a result of this Aston Martin is basically sluggish. It positively wants extra grip, as a result of our tyres have been stone chilly.
“It is fairly horrible the way in which we’re driving behind the security automotive in the mean time.” Verstappen was not the one driver to complain concerning the sluggish security automotive with Charles Leclerc and George Russell additionally highlighting their worries.
Leclerc praised security automotive driver Bernd Maylander for making an attempt his greatest to drive the automotive as rapidly as he may. Nevertheless, the Monegasque warned he was virtually able to “complain” about how sluggish the automotive was going.
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Max Verstappen has referred to as for F1 bosses to analyze (Picture: Getty)
Leclerc was virtually caught out throughout the security automotive restart, sliding on the exit of the ultimate nook with Verstappen capable of transfer alongside.
He mentioned: “I used to be struggling massively to place some temperature in them, so I additionally struggled. To be trustworthy, I wished to complain, however then I checked how a lot the security automotive was sliding within the nook and I do not suppose there was something extra that he may give so I did not wish to put an excessive amount of stress.
“For positive with the vehicles that we’ve got now it’s extremely tough to maintain the temperatures within the tyres behind the security automotive.” Russell joked there have been no points with the Mercedes-AMG security automotive which he claimed was considerably faster.