Max Verstappen took most factors from the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix weekend after a "nerve-wracking" race for Crimson Bull.
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Helmut Marko says the right weekend got here simple to Max Verstappen at Imola, even when the race proved nerve-wracking for his workforce on the pit wall.
Verstappen leaves Italy having taken 34 factors from the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix weekend and considerably closed the hole to title rival Charles Leclerc.
His success will style sweeter given the character of a weekend that noticed rain showers threaten to play havoc.
“It was an optimum weekend; the optimum variety of factors,” Marko has instructed ServusTV, as Crimson Bull celebrated their first 1-2 because the 2016 Malaysian Grand Prix.
“The race itself was nerve-wracking for us. It did not need to finish. However I feel you noticed with Max that he wasn’t pressured in any respect – it was very simple for him.”
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Crimson Bull demonstrated chic top-end pace at Imola, with Sergio Perez capable of maintain Leclerc behind him, even when the Ferrari had a DRS benefit.
The workforce took the gamble to run upgrades on race week 4, regardless of solely having just one hour of observe earlier than Friday afternoon’s qualifying session.
It was successfully a double evolution for the workforce, because the RB18 arrived lighter and armed with numerous aerodynamic tweaks.
“It paid off that we had the braveness to deliver the upgrades regardless of just one observe session,” Marko defined.
“That is why our aero boss was up on the rostrum. We have now that to be glad about the truth that each upgrades labored so properly.”