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Red Bull promise investigation into Verstappen problems

Max Verstappen was left unhappy with finishing P2 in the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, after starting from P15 on the grid following technical problems in qualifying. Red Bull have vowed to investigate the original issue.

Marko Verstappen Horner
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Red Bull have promised to look into the problems that blighted Max Verstappen in qualifying at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, with the Dutchman left unhappy with his subsequent P2 result in Sunday's race.

Verstappen was hit by a driveshaft issue during qualifying, leaving him unable to progress beyond Q2. The World Champion started the race from P15 on the grid and made his way through the field to finish behind teammate Sergio Perez.

While Verstappen was happy with his recovery drive, he also voiced his frustrations after the race over the mechnical problems, urging the team to "make sure that the two cars are reliable".

Marko: We need to investigate

Verstappen also spoke of driveshaft concerns during the Grand Prix and, while this did not have the same consequences as in qualifying, he admitted that it created a similar feeling in the car.

Following the problems, Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko has stated that the team will investigate the root of the issue.

"We need to investigate where the vibrations are coming from," Marko told Sky Sports Germany.

"Maybe Max just drove a bit more over the kerbs than Sergio. But if you can still drive the fastest lap? We are going to check every problem."

Horner: Red Bull need to learn from problem

Team boss Christian Horner sounded a similar note when asked by RacingNews365.com about the driveshaft problems.

"It's something that we need to understand," Horner explained.

"We've got all the parts, that's the great thing, there's nothing that's gone missing. So we just need to learn from it going forward.

"If there's a design tweak or not, I don't know. But obviously, we've got four samples of it running in both our car and AlphaTauri's."

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