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Emilia Romagna F1 GP 2022: Helmut Marko: “Verstappen will be a time bomb if we don’t start winning soon”

ANDhe start of the season for Max Verstappen It was not what the pilot expected. The reigning Formula 1 champion failed to finish in two of the fi


ANDhe start of the season for Max Verstappen It was not what the pilot expected. The reigning Formula 1 champion failed to finish in two of the first three racesconsequence of mechanical problems that the team thinks it will have solved for this weekend, in the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.

The fuel line burst under high pressure. We believe that this is due to pouring“, declared the team’s adviser, Helmut Marko, to Austria’s ORF television. “Honda has told us that the problem will be solved before the next race.”

Hope for Red Bull, which worries that problems could make Verstappen explode. “If we don’t start winning soon, then I know I’ll be a ticking time bomb,” Marko said.

Verstappen was upset after retirement in Australiaafter which they talked and Marko admitted that they have tried to talk to him and that he sees that the season is not over.

“Because of his age, Max tends to be impatient. I told him still 20 races left in which more than 500 points left, with sprint races and fast laps. Nothing is lost, far from it.”