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Brundle: 'Verstappen again didn't have much luck at Silverstone this year'

Brundle: 'Verstappen again didn't have much luck at Silverstone this year'

5 July - 18:33 Last update: 21:50
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Max Verstappen did not have it easy at the British Grand Prix, where the Red Bull Racing driver was initially the clear favourite. Martin Brundle also noticed, listing the unfortunate moments that Verstappen had to deal with in his column for Sky Sports a list of the unfortunate moments that Verstappen experienced at Silverstone.

"The championship leader didn't have much luck this year again," Brundle said of Verstappen's race at Silverstone. "He should have been on pole position but a yellow flag scuppered his final run, and he easily led away the first start until the red flag." On the restart, the Dutchman lost his won position as the original starting grid was used.

Breakdown for Verstappen increased during race

At the same restart Carlos Sainz knew what he had to do, and just barely managed to push Verstappen into the wall while defending his position tooth and nail. This time it worked, and Verstappen started the race from a less good position than at the original start. Later, the Red Bull driver managed to overtake his former teammate, but he couldn't enjoy this for long: a large piece of carbon fibre caused serious damage to the floor of his RB18, forcing him to finish the race with severely impaired performance.

"Verstappen had a massive slice of sister team Alpha Tauri's bodywork stuck in his underfloor like a dagger meaning half that critical underfloor wasn't generating downforce," Brundle explained. According to the former Formula One driver, P7 was the best he could achieve for the championship leader, who still has a 34-point lead over Sergio Perez and 43 over Charles Leclerc.

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