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Verstappen urges Red Bull investigation over British GP concern

The Dutchman recovered to secure a comfortable victory at Silverstone.

Max Verstappen has insisted Red Bull must look into its starts after losing position to Lando Norris' McLaren at the first corner of the British Grand Prix. The F1 championship leader was forced to defend from third-placed Oscar Piastri in the second McLaren after struggling for pace off the line. Verstappen was able to recover and retook the lead on lap five with a simple move into Brooklands, eventually securing his sixth victory in succession. Recapping his race, the two-time champion said: "We had a terrible start so we need to look into why that was. "But even after that, both McLarens were super quick so it took a few laps to pass [Norris]. "Then at one [point I could ease the gap and I think everything looked alright again. "But after the Safety Car, on the softest compound around here was a little bit more tricky for us to keep them alive, basically. "So the gap stayed around three-to-three-and-a-half seconds. Of course, very happy that we won again. "Eleven wins in a row for the team, that's pretty incredible, but it wasn't straightforward."

It made it more exciting

Further addressing his poor start, Verstappen - who now leads teammate Sergio Perez by 99 points at the top of the Drivers' standings - added: "I was doing a bit of drifting on Thursday with marketing and it felt like I was also doing that at the start, which wasn't very good - it was very bad. "We will look into that because I think the last few starts were a lot better but this wasn't that great. "It made it a bit more exciting, to push for it. Lando didn't really put up a fight, he was really nice to me, but then he actually came back again with the DRS, so he had a lot of pace."

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