Max Verstappen given boost ahead of Miami Grand Prix as Red Bull ‘on top’ of reliability

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MAX VERSTAPPEN lies simply 27 factors behind Charles Leclerc within the title race after Crimson Bull picked up a one-two end at Imola.

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Max Verstappen has been given a large increase in his title hunt as Crimson Bull claims to have fastened the reliability issues which plagued two races this season. Christian Horner claims the workforce have ‘understood the problems’ and added the workforce had ‘demonstrated’ at Imola the issues are gone.

Verstappen and team-mate Sergio Perez had been pressured to retire within the closing levels of the Bahrain Grand Prix with gas pump points. Weeks later, Verstappen was in hassle once more along with his Crimson Bull slowing to a halt only a handful of laps from the tip in Australia.

The retirements got here as Verstappen was operating second within the race, which means the Dutchman has successfully thrown away 36 factors this season. With out the problems, Verstappen would now be main the world championship by not less than 9 factors.

Horner stated: “Now we have understood these points. The difficulty we had in Australia was totally different to the one we had in Bahrain.

“You’ll be able to by no means say by no means however clearly it [the weekend in Imola] demonstrated that now we have managed to get on high of the difficulty from Australia.”

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Max Verstappen given boost ahead of Miami Grand Prix as Red Bull 'on top' of reliability

Max Verstappen has been given a reliability increase for Miami (Picture: Getty)

Horner additionally claimed the workforce had fastened their points forward of the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix. Chatting with Sky Sports activities, he stated: “Yeah, we have been working with our colleagues at HRC in Japan and so they have discovered the difficulty, they’ve resolved it and I consider now we have a repair for this weekend.

“It was simply very, very unlucky. [It was] a component that had performed tens of 1000’s of kilometres, with out ever having a problem. However, sadly, [the issue] appeared at precisely the improper time in Australia.”

Verstappen attacked the workforce after the problems affected him a second time in Australia.

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Max Verstappen given boost ahead of Miami Grand Prix as Red Bull 'on top' of reliability

Max Verstappen retired from the Australian Grand Prix (Picture: Getty)

The reigning champion even admitted there have been query marks over whether or not he would end the race in any respect as Crimson Bull battled with reliability points.

He stated: “It is irritating and unacceptable. I knew there was an issue so there was at all times going to be a query mark over if I would end the race.

“However these sorts of issues, if you wish to struggle for the title, can not occur.”

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