Max Verstappen may have witnessed one of the worst performances this season. The Red Bull driver has been dominating with almost every race win in his hand. However, his Singapore Free Practice may not have given him what he wanted.
The Ferraris, however, were dominating the track. With Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz taking P1 and P2 in the first free practice, Verstappen was left with a third position. The RB19 has promised to not stop at any given cost, however, it seems the Red Bull nightmare may be coming back.
Max Verstappen was asked about the Singapore heat. The heat adds as an important factor in the performance of a car and a driver. After his performance, the star talked about his unconvincing performance. He said, “Just hydrate well, not dehydrate, but hydrate well. What is the best thing about racing in the humidity? Well, you just lose weight. Then the negative is that it’s just quite uncomfortable driving.”
“Like you always feel just very warm and you have to get used to just sweating and it can’t really go anywhere, it’s just in your suit, and so you have to just get comfortable with that.”
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“Just hydrate well, not dehydrate, but hydrate well. What is the best thing about racing in the humidity? Well, you just lose weight. Then the negative is that it’s just quite uncomfortable driving.”
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With Red Bull maintaining their streak of winning every race of the season so far, Singapore could threaten to break it. Ferrari on the other hand was quicker than both the drivers or any other driver on the grid. The two were fighting as they both were faster than each other by a few seconds. But this for Red Bull was a nightmare they don’t want to see repeat at the race.
Sergio Perez weighs in on Singapore heat after Max Verstappen failed performance
Sergio Perez backed up his teammate when Max Verstappen could only reach a P3 and Perez finished P7 behind him. The second driver of Red Bull seemed to be clear on what the problem had been for their nasty weekend. With his champion teammate struggling himself, he knew a lot worse is possibly coming for Red Bull.
When talking to F1 he said, “I think there are some interesting bits going on that we need to figure out overnight. We seem to be struggling quite a bit with the rear end of the car, especially in FP2, so plenty of things to look at, and hopefully we can come up with the best possible set-up, because we know qualifying is very, very important.”
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The two Bulls are aware of the situation and both mentioned their knowledge about Ferrari being faster. While Verstappen chased Sainz and Leclerc, it gave him a reality check of how big the gap is. With qualifications and race right around the corner, Red Bull may have a lot to figure out. But after dominating the entire season, will Ferrari finally break Red Bull’s streak? or will Red Bull find a solution and rise above again?