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Horner claims “all is fine” despite Verstappen disappointment

ZANDVOORT - Max Verstappen (1) with the Oracle Red Bull Racing RB18 Honda during the 2nd free practice session ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of the Netherlands at Circuit van Zandvoort on September 2, 2022 in Zandvoort, Netherlands. KOEN VAN WEEL (Photo by ANP via Getty Images)

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner claimed everything is fine with Max Verstappen’s car after a disappointing Free Practice 1.

The Dutch driver was unable to complete FP1 after issues with his gearbox, meaning he had his first serious outing during the second practice session. Speaking after FP2, Horner said that, despite the team being behind on track time, Verstappen’s car is fine.

“He lost drive, so we changed the gearbox,” Horner said. “The mechanics did a great job. All is okay. We’re just a bit behind on track time.

“He [Verstappen] was not happy with the set-up, so there’s enough work to do tonight.

“Track time is important. Sometimes results of simulators are not accurate, so then you miss the real experience.”

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