"Patience Verstappen put to the test for the first time with Honda engine" Max Verstappen

"Patience Verstappen put to the test for the first time with Honda engine"

By Robert McGillivray 22 September 2020 | 03:06


The Tuscan Grand Prix marked another half of the 2020 Formula 1 season. While everyone is now preparing for the Russian Grand Prix in Sochi, Chris Medland is looking at the main points of discussion in the paddock. One of those points is the growing frustration for Red Bull Racing driver Max Verstappen.

"As (Lewis, ed.) Hamilton approaches Michael Schumacher's victory record, he is also comfortably pulling away from any title threat from Max Verstappen," writes Medland on the Formula1.com website. "But that has as much to do with Red Bull's reliability problems as it does with Hamilton's performance."

Verstappen, which emerged as a threat to Hamilton after the Spanish Grand Prix, kept the pressure on. But problems with the Honda engine made the gap much bigger than it could have been. "For the first time in the Red Bull-Honda era, Verstappen's patience is being put to the test," writes Medland. "It will be interesting to see how he responds to this." (Photo: Red Bull Content Pool / Getty Images)


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