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TEAM: Red Bull
Max Verstappen was not disappointment by Red Bull’s performance in the Australian Grand Prix, after all he was never under “any illusion” as to his RB13’s pace.
FOM director of motorsports Ross Brawn has said he wants the driver standard to be raised, with more “Max Verstappens” racing in Formula 1.
Red Bull motorsport advisor Helmut Marko has identified the Canadian Grand Prix as a potential turning point as they wait for Renault’s engine upgrade.
Daniel Ricciardo has said he is at a loss to explain why Red Bull are off the pace set by the leading duo of Ferrari and Mercedes.
Christian Horner reckons if Red Bull can make up about half a second per lap, they will be up there with Mercedes.
Formula 1’s concerns that the new rules would limit overtaking were realised in Melbourne with Lewis Hamilton worried that this year’s races could be “trains”.
Sebastian Vettel claimed both his and Ferrari’s first win since 2015, with the Mercedes duo forced to settle for minor honours.
Daniel Ricciardo is planning a quick escape after his home race in Australia ended with a DNF finish.
Daniel Ricciardo will start his home grand prix from 15th place on the grid after receiving a grid penalty for a gearbox change.
Lewis Hamilton claimed a sixth pole position in Australia, as Sebastian Vettel split the Mercs and Daniel Ricciardo crashed out in Q3.