Red Bull needs to “fully understand” pit stop issue

MONZA, ITALY – SEPTEMBER 12: Max Verstappen of the Netherlands driving the (33) Red Bull Racing RB16B Honda makes a pitstop during the F1 Grand Prix of Italy at Autodromo di Monza on September 12, 2021 in Monza, Italy. (Photo by Peter Fox/Getty Images) // Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool.

Christian Horner confirms that Red Bull Racing is investigating Max Verstappen’s slow pit stop.

Why it matters: Red Bull had a problem at Max Verstappen’s pit stop at Monza, which led to the Dutchman being alongside Lewis Hamilton.

Details:

  • Horner believes a human error led to a slow pit stop.
  • Red Bull’s team principal is also sure that Verstappen would have been far ahead of Hamilton if everything had gone well.

What he had to say:

  • “We had a difficult pit stop, we had an issue at the stop, so he was held much longer than he should be. He should never been anywhere near Lewis,” Horner commented.
  • “There’s an issue we need to fully understand it looked like a problem with the front right [tire].
  • “We had what looks like a human error. The wheel was done up and ready to go and unfortunately, the car wasn’t released.”
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