Canada Will Not Be a Strong Circuit for Red Bull, Says Max Verstappen

Reigning World Champion Max Verstappen has cast doubt on Red Bull’s chances for a strong performance this weekend at the Canadian Grand Prix.

Verstappen acknowledged the RB20’s weaknesses, which were exposed at the bumpy Monaco street circuit. “There are question marks surrounding the team,” Verstappen admitted, according to racingnews365.

The lack of pace in Monaco, where Ferrari dominated with a 1-3 finish followed by McLaren, was a concern for Red Bull. Verstappen reportedly complained about car setup throughout the practice sessions, highlighting the car’s struggles with kerbs. The Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal is known for its aggressive kerbs, which could further disadvantage Red Bull.

“It’s probably also not going to be our strongest weekend because of that,” Verstappen said, hinting at continued struggles. However, he offered a glimmer of hope: “But probably a little bit better than here [in Monaco].”

Red Bull will be eager to avoid a repeat of the expensive damage sustained in Monaco. The team will need to adapt quickly to the new track surface in Montreal and find a setup that allows them to compete with Ferrari and McLaren.