Bad News for Red Bull as Max Verstappen Offers Discouraging Honda F1 Update

Published 10/22/2021, 5:19 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Belgian Grand Prix – Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium – August 26, 2021 Red Bull’s Max Verstappen in the FIA Press Conference FIA/Handout via REUTERS


Upgrades play an important role in the development, more so if the team finds themselves fighting an intense battle. However, in the case, of Red Bull, Max Verstappen opens up about the lack of upgrades and maximizing the output with what they currently have.

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The Milton-Keynes-based outfit are pushing themselves to the limit of the title race against arch-rivals, Mercedes. However, with limited upgrades, the Red Bull prodigy aims to do the most with what they have.

Max Verstappen aims to extract maximum performance with what they have

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The Raging Bulls have thrown everything at their rivals this season to be in a fighting position for the title. With a few races left this season, the Christian Horner-led team might be lacking the upgrades which they need, but their Dutch driver hopes to get stellar results with what they have.

Speaking to Formule1.nl, Verstappen said, “We have to make do with what we have at the moment. We have to try to get the best out of that.”

Formula One F1 – Hungarian Grand Prix – Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary – July 29, 2021 Red Bull’s Max Verstappen during a press conference ahead of the Hungarian Grand Prix Pool via REUTERS/Florion Goga

Being asked what could be down to get more power from their engines, he responded, “We have no more, are at the limit.” (Translated from Dutch via Google)

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A chance to extend his lead in the championship

The Dutch driver didn’t the Turkish Grand Prix last race weekend in Istanbul. However, his P2 finish gave him the points needed to steal the lead from his arch-rival, Lewis Hamilton in the driver’s standings.

The Red Bull prodigy has a 6-point gap over the 7-times world champion and is aiming to extend his lead at the upcoming United States Grand Prix this weekend.

Formula One F1 – Turkish Grand Prix – Intercity Istanbul Park, Istanbul, Turkey – October 10, 2021 Red Bull’s Max Verstappen in action during the race REUTERS/Murad Sezer

Do you think Max can beat Lewis once again this season and further extend his lead in the title race? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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Arpit Gomes

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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.

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