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Max Verstappen

Verstappen fears Red Bull cannot solve RB20 problems

The world champion has endured a tricky weekend in Monaco.

Verstappen Monaco Quali
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Max Verstappen doubts Red Bull will be able to fix its problems with the RB20 this year after a poor Monaco Grand Prix qualifying.

Verstappen's run of eight straight poles was ended, by Charles Leclerc, as he could only manage sixth on the grid in Monte Carlo, with a wall-strike on the second lap in Q3 at Turn 1 dropping him from third as others improved.

Verstappen has complained of bouncing and an inability to ride the kerbs or bumps all weekend, claiming to be like a kangaroo in Friday practice.

After criticising the team, Verstappen felt it did not know how to solve the problem - and does not think it will be solved this year.

"First of all, we need to understand what it is because we clearly don't understand it," Verstappen told media including RacingNews365 of Red Bull's problems.

"We will work hard to try and find the problem, and then of course try to get rid of it, but I don't know if we can do it this year, but hopefully for next year.

"If we knew [what the problem was], we would have fixed it.

A better future

The two-time Monaco winner added that he felt improvements in only one area of the car would have a big impact on the RB20's performance at every type of track.

"I know there is one clear direction where I think we're still lacking quite a bit of performance - so if we can fix that, our car will be better in general on every single track," he said.

"Spain has no bumps so that is probably better for us, but there are a few tracks on the calendar that are not ideal for us - but there are probably some races that will suit our car a bit more - but we have to know what to work on."

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