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'Red Bull Racing package too strong at the moment'

'Red Bull Racing package too strong at the moment'

21 June - 11:30 Last update: 12:07


According to Mika Hakkinen, Red Bull Racing's package is too strong. The former driver also sees that Max Verstappen, who is currently leading the championship, can perform well with the RB18 at every circuit and the car has looked good everywhere.

Max Verstappen started the Canadian Grand Prix from pole position. After a heated battle in the final stages with Carlos Sainz, the Dutchman kept his head cool and managed to secure a strong victory for the sixth time this season.

In his column for Unibet, Hakkinen said he had no doubt that Verstappen has the championship in his hands due to the right equipment. "The result in Montreal confirms that Red Bull's package is simply too strong at the moment for Ferrari."

Speed and balance

Hakkinen, who won the 1999 Canadian Grand Prix himself, continued: “They have straight-line speed, good balance and a car that Max can clearly work with on every type of circuit."

The Finn added that Montreal is the kind of circuit where you need a little bit of everything but also more than that: "Good confidence under braking and low-speed performance, but strong traction for the straights where you can overtake – and Max’s car looked brilliant everywhere." He concludes, "Max's car looked brilliant everywhere."

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