the dutch Max Verstappen (Red Bull), last world champion of Formula 1who retired -for the second time in the three races held- this Sunday at the Australian Grand Prixstated in melboruner that “it is disappointing not to have finished” the test held at the Albert Park circuit and that “he still does not” know “what happened”.
“It is clear that it is very disappointing not to have finished today’s race, I still don’t know what happened to the car, we will take it back to the factory and everything will be analyzed there,” he commented. Verstappen24, who thanks to his triumph in Saudi Arabia, adds 25 points that, pending improvement, place him sixth in the World Cup, led by the Monegasque Charles Leclerc -winner this Sunday in Australia- with 71.
“I knew before the race that there was a possibility that we might not finish, but I tried not to think about it,” explained ‘Mad Max’, who by winning in Jeddah raised his number of F1 victories to 21.
“These things are not what you want to happen when you want to fight for the title, and the difference (with respect to Leclerc) is already quite large,” said the new sports idol from the Netherlands, who valued the second place achieved by his teammate Mexican Sergio Perez.
“Of course Checo did a great job today; his second place is good as he scored a good handful of points,” Verstappen said after retiring on Sunday at the Australian Grand Prix