Red Bull grumbles on team radio: 'It seems like such a huge penalty'

18-06-2021 15:31
F1 News
Red Bull grumbles on team radio: 'It seems like such a huge penalty'

Max Verstappen suffered damage to his car during the second free practice for the French Grand Prix. The Dutchman had to leave the track with a broken front wing after running over the yellow rumble strips and had to skip part of the practice. Red Bull Racing has asked the race direction to look at the kerbs in the corner.

The Dutchman seemed to do little wrong in turn 2, but still suffered damage. The question therefore arose as to whether the high kerbs at that corner were necessary. Red Bull asked race director Michael Masi over the radio : "We're pretty sure Max didn't go there on purpose. It seems like such a huge penalty for a small misstep by a driver."

After Masi stated that these kerbs were also present in 2019, Red Bull asked to look at the section on the track. "I have heard some team bosses and drivers asking for physical limits, I will have a look at it tonight," Masi responded.

Verstappen fastest in second free practice

The damage didn't mean any major problems for Verstappen, as he was back on track shortly after. The Dutch driver then drove the fastest time of the afternoon, giving him confidence for Saturday's qualifying session.

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