Horner: Issue that caused Verstappen’s Australia DNF resolved

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – APRIL 10: Max Verstappen of the Netherlands and Oracle Red Bull Racing walks from his car after retiring from the race during the F1 Grand Prix of Australia at Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit on April 10, 2022 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner revealed the team, together with HRC, has found the issue that caused Max Verstappen’s retirement at the Australian Grand Prix.

The British boss revealed the issue was caused by a fuel line component and denied porpoising had anything to do with the matter.

“We’ve been working with our colleagues at HRC in Japan, and they found the issue and they resolved it,” Horner told Sky Sports.

“And I believe we have a fix for this weekend. It was just very, very unfortunate, a part that’s done tens of thousands of kilometers without ever an issue, unfortunately, appeared at exactly the wrong time in Australia.”

When asked if porpoising had anything to do, he said “No, I don’t think so.”

“Further investigation has shown it was something else. Just an issue with a fuel line component. The HRC guys have looked at it very closely and have a fix.”

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