Max Verstappen has identified the key weakness that Red Bull need to work on for the rest of the season. The team has shown that it has dominant pace during the races in 2022, but has often been trailing Ferrari when it comes to qualifying performances. Out of the 16 races, there has only been five Red Bull Pole Positions, with Ferrari taking the most poles in 2022 with ten. Speaking ahead of the Singapore Grand Prix, Verstappen was still calling on Red Bull to make improvements to their qualifying pace, despite an almost-unassailable lead in the Drivers' Championship. "We really need to focus over one lap," Verstappen told media, including RacingNews365 . "This year, I think we've never really been incredible over one lap, we've always been good in the race. "But around here [Singapore], we know that one lap performance is very important."
Singapore more of an 'unknown' for Red Bull
The Dutchman can mathematically take his second World Championship this weekend, however, given the permutations it looks more likely that it will happen at Suzuka in one weeks' time. Verstappen believes the Marina Bay Street Circuit is more of an unknown for the team, considering the race hasn't been on the calendar for the last two years. "It's a bit difficult to say at the moment exactly where you're going to be," he said. "We haven't been here in a while, and I think also with these new cars it's a bit [of an] unknown. "I do think that our car might suit it a bit better than what we have done in Monaco for example."