Verstappen: "It is really frustrating"

By on Monday, July 30, 2018

Frustrating day for Red Bull's Max Verstappen as he had to retire from the Hungarian Grand Prix with an engine failure with only five laps gone. The Dutchman had made a great start from P7 and while having a competitive race car at Hungaroring he might have been in the fight for a podium finish. It is now a question of him getting penalties for the Belgian GP at Spa-Francorchamps after the summer break.

“Today didn’t go the way we planned. I felt good with the car and had a strong start but the race was then over within six laps," says Verstappen.

"It is really frustrating after putting all the effort in and being in a promising position, but then having to stop due to reliability. As I was happy with the car I think we could have had a good battle with the front group, it’s a shame to have missed out on that and some valuable points. It’s such a shame for not just myself and the team but also the fans that travel all the way here supporting me. It’s not fun to watch me complete a few laps and then retire.

"I’m not sure if this will mean engine penalties for Spa, we will look into it as a team and discuss the best way to come back strong after the summer break. I don’t really feel like going away on holiday now as this isn’t the way I wanted to finish the first part of the season. I would like to get back in the car to race again and finish on a strong result, unfortunately I can’t.”

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