Russell responds to Verstappen’s ‘turtle’ SC complaint

Russell responds to Verstappen’s ‘turtle’ SC complaint

Max Verstappen labelled the Aston Martin Security Automotive a “turtle” with George Russell saying it might not have been a difficulty had F1 been utilizing the Mercedes Security Automotive.

However Charles Leclerc reckons a Ferrari one could be “5 seconds faster”.

Verstappen wasn’t impressed with the velocity of the Aston Martin Security Automotive throughout Sunday’s Australian Grand Prix with Bert Mylander twice out on monitor when first Carlos Sainz after which Sebastian Vettel crashed.

On each events Leclerc lined up P1 with Verstappen behind him in second place, the 2 struggling to get warmth into their tyres.

Verstappen reckons that’s as a result of the inexperienced Aston Martin Vantage is simply too sluggish for the job.

“It was like a turtle,” he advised The Race. “Unbelievable. With that automotive, to drive 140km/h on the again straight the place that was not a broken automotive anymore, I don’t perceive why we’ve to drive so slowly.

““We’ve to analyze. For positive the Mercedes Security Automotive is quicker due to the additional aero.

“The Aston Martin is admittedly sluggish. It positively wants extra grip, as a result of our tyres had been stone chilly.

“We went into the final nook and I may see Charles understeering, so I’m like ‘OK I’ll again off a bit extra and get a greater line’.

“However it’s fairly horrible, the best way we’re driving behind the Security Automotive in the intervening time.”

Russell reckons the issue could be solved if Method 1 caught to the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Sequence.

“e don’t have the problem with the Mercedes AMG Security Automotive,” he mentioned with smile. On a severe notice the Mercedes AMG is like 5 seconds so much faster than the Aston Martin security automotive, which is fairly substantial.”

As for Leclerc, who received Sunday’s Australian Grand Prix, he says primarily based on present kind a Ferrari Security Automotive could be higher.

“We have to put a Ferrari so it’s then 5 seconds faster…” mentioned the championship chief.

He added: “To be sincere it all the time feels too sluggish within the automotive as a result of with these Method 1 automobiles, we’ve a lot grip and it’s very, very troublesome, particularly on the compound we had been all on, which was the hards.

“I used to be struggling massively to place some temperature in them so I additionally struggled.


“Then, to be sincere, I wished to complain, however then I checked how a lot the Security Automotive was sliding within the nook and I don’t assume there was something extra that he may give so I didn’t wish to push an excessive amount of stress. And yeah, it’s the best way it’s.

“However yeah, for positive with the automobiles that we’ve now it’s very troublesome to maintain the temperatures within the tyres behind the Security Automotive.”



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