Max Verstappen was forced to withdraw from the second Grand Prix in three races during the race in Melbourne, where everything looked to guarantee second place.
The Dutch driver did not hide his frustration at the start of the season for Red Bull.
“We are far behind. I don’t want to think about the championship fight. I think it’s more important to finish races. Today was a bad day and we didn’t have the pace we needed. I just tried to manage the tires towards the end, because it seemed easy to secure second place. I knew I couldn’t compete with Charles Leclerc and it wasn’t worth trying to put pressure on, but we couldn’t even finish the race, so it’s frustrating and unacceptable”, said the Dutch rider.