Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko admitted the team will not take any risks regarding Max Verstappen’s gearbox for the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix.
Verstappen crashed during the final stages of qualifying for tomorrow’s race, and Red Bull is now checking his gearbox for any damage.
Marko admitted that the car is fast and, therefore, the team will not take any risks with the gearbox, stating that they will change it if needed to avoid a similar event to that of Leclerc at Monaco earlier this year.
“We need to take it apart and look at it. We saw it with Leclerc in Monte Carlo. They [Ferrari] had decided not to change anything and then, bang, on the warm-up lap the consequences became clear,” he said.
“We are so fast that we are not taking any risks. If the gearbox has damage or is approaching, we will change it,” he concluded.