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Max Verstappen

Verstappen explains persistent Red Bull issue during Bahrain GP

While it appeared to be a smooth cruise from lights to flag for Max Verstappen, he still had to contend with a persistent issue in his Red Bull on the way to victory.

Verstappen Bahrain
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It was a dominant display from Max Verstappen as he took a lights to flag victory at the Bahrain Grand Prix.

Red Bull overcame car balance issues throughout the weekend, enabling Verstappen to set a blistering lap time in qualifying. The Dutchman converted the pace into a win during the race, however there were still some issues on the way to victory.

Speaking to his engineer over the team radio midway through the race, Verstappen was complaining about the downshifts in his RB19.

"I think it was something with the clutch which we had to dial down, so then you can't use the clutch as much with upshifting and downshifting," he told Viaplay.

Verstappen elaborated on the problems, claiming that it is something that has cropped up before on the Red Bull with previous chassis.

"It happens here and there. I mean, this is not something new," he explained.

"This has happened also in the couple of years. It is something we are consistently working on and trying to make better. But I think overall, nothing too big of a concern.

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