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Verstappen thinks Red Bull needs to “step it up a bit”

Max Verstappen believes that Red Bull needs improvements in order to stay in the title contention.

Why it matters: Red Bull Racing is currently 36 points away from Mercedes in the Constructors’ Championship.


  • Verstappen admits that Mercedes was quicker than Red Bull on the track where they had equal chances.
  • The Dutchman is sure that Red Bull needs to improve straight-line speed.

What he had to say:

  • “Of course, overall, I think we have been at tracks that naturally were a bit better for Mercedes, but then this track was a bit unknown, and clearly they were ahead of us,” Verstappen told Sky Sports.
  • “I do think we need to step it up a bit to be in the fight until the end of the season.”
  • “It’s what we have to live with, it’s not going to magically disappear, but of course, we’ll try to minimize the damage on the straights.”
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