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Max Verstappen

Red Bull rule out Hungarian GP grid penalties for Verstappen

Red Bull have said that Max Verstappen will not incur any grid penalties for the Hungarian Grand Prix as a result of his power loss issues in qualifying.

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Red Bull believe that Max Verstappen will not face any grid penalties as a result of the technical problems that hampered his qualifying efforts in Hungary.

The reigning World Champion will start the race from 10th place after failing to set a competitive lap time in the final part of qualifying.

Having made an error in his first Q3 run, Verstappen's final qualifying lap was thwarted by a power loss issue, prematurely ending his challenge for pole position.

This led to fears that the Dutchman could incur a grid penalty if the issue resulted in new power unit components.

However, Red Bull's Motorsport Advisor, Helmut Marko, is optimistic that the issue was not related to one of the core power unit parts, and does not believe a penalty is forthcoming.

"With Max's second attempt, we had a problem with the engine. As a result, he did not have full power, but only a reduced engine power at his disposal," Marko confirmed to ORF.

"We think we know what it's about. There is no penalty attached to it if we change this part."

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