Max Verstappen’s team radio meltdown as Red Bull issues continue in Spain

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MAX VERSTAPPEN has hit again at his workforce in an X-rated rant as Purple Bull’s DRS points proceed.

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Max Verstappen repeatedly fumed over his workforce radio after his Purple Bull automobile continued to play up in the course of the opening levels of the Spanish Grand Prix. The Dutchman blasted his workforce for continued failure with of the DRS system, which additionally plagued his Saturday qualifying session.

The DRS failure made battling with George Russell for second place all of the tougher. The state of affairs angered Verstappen who hit again at his workforce in a collection of repeated rants. 

The defending champion swore repeatedly over the radio and added: “My DRS just isn’t working mate.”

He then raged: “We will not even make the **** DRS work, man. Unbelievable.”

READ MORE: Purple Bull make modifications to Max Verstappen’s automobile forward of Spanish GP 

Max Verstappen's team radio meltdown as Red Bull issues continue in Spain

Max Verstappen has fired a rant at his workforce after DRS points (Picture: F1 / Twitter)

Purple Bull’s engineers repeatedly contacted Verstappen to assist diagnose the on/off situation. On some laps the DRS appeared to work fantastic whereas on others it was caught or not working in any respect. 

After qualifying, workforce principal Christian Horner mentioned: “It wasn’t truly energy. Ultimately, it was a DRS that did not open. So clearly we have to get the automobile again to grasp what’s brought on [it], as a result of it opened on the again straight simply as a verify because it got here again into the pits.”

The workforce modified a number of components forward of Sunday’s race together with two components linked particularly to the DRS however the points seem to have continued.

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Max Verstappen's team radio meltdown as Red Bull issues continue in Spain

The DRS situation saved Verstappen behind Russell (Picture: F1 / Twitter)

It meant Verstappen was unable to realize the additional velocity down the straight wanted to go Russell. The battle between the pair takes on larger significance after Charles Leclerc’s shock retirement.

It means the Dutchman may take the championship lead as we speak if he wins the race.

Verstappen presently lies 19 factors behind Leclerc within the standings and a win would see him lead by six. The Purple Bull star has already suffered two retirements of his personal this season with points on the Bahrain and Australian Grands Prix.

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