MAX VERSTAPPEN’S run in FP2 on the Miami Grand Prix got here to an early finish after his brakes caught on fireplace.
Max Verstappen’s FP2 run was lower brief (Picture: SKYSPORTS)
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Max Verstappen was left livid in FP2 after his brakes caught fireplace, forcing him to retire from the session in Miami.
However those self same points from Bahrain and Australia seem like again this weekend. FP1 noticed every workforce making an attempt to get used to the brand new monitor across the Miami Dolphins’ Exhausting Rock Stadium.
And Verstappen proved as soon as once more that Pink Bull have the tempo to problem, ending third quickest. FP2 was an opportunity for drivers to run completely different set ups however the session was stopped brief after Carlos Sainz crashed out.
Verstappen was displaying no indicators of getting out of his storage with Pink Bull determined to ‘precautionarily’ change the Dutchman’s gearbox.
Max Verstappen needed to keep in his automotive whereas engineers checked the brakes (Picture: SKYSPORTS)
“We do not need one other DNF” is the reasoning Pink Bull gave for altering Verstappen’s gearbox. And so they finally bought Verstappen out on monitor for the primary time in FP2 however, simply seconds later, he was on the radio complaining of steering points.
Cameras shortly honed in on Verstappen’s automotive with smoke popping out of the rear. And Verstappen’s proper rear was on fireplace at one level as he slowly made his approach across the monitor.
“I can not f***ing steer,” he says on workforce radio. “I can not do something. I am actually sorry.” At one stage, Verstappen’s lack of steering virtually led to a crash with Lance Stroll on monitor.
The Aston Martin driver was on a scorching lap and making an attempt to get previous Verstappen, however was unaware the Pink Bull was struggling. It is the newest reliability concern for Pink Bull of their battle to maintain tempo with Ferrari.
When Verstappen’s had a automotive able to ending the race, he is received on each events. However two DNFs have meant that he is dropped behind Charles Leclerc within the standings and extra points to repair in Miami do not bode nicely for Sunday’s race.