Max Verstappen also had to deal with a small disappointment at the start of the second half of the season today. During the second free practice at the Spa-Francorchamps, he got rid of his car and the damage was considerable.
To ZiggoSport, Verstappen says that everyone can get relief. “No, luckily that’s not too bad. Fortunately it was the old engine, a Friday gearbox and a floor that we are not going to use. It’s never ideal, but it won’t affect tomorrow, so that’s good.”
Because now that Verstappen is already working on his third engine, this is of course a precarious situation. Because how many motorcycles does the Dutchman still have?
“Three, but actually two that are alive and one is broken, there is a tear in it. After qualifying in Hungary they took off the bodywork and then they saw a leak and unfortunately that engine can no longer be saved.” He also knows that the consequences for Verstappen are major.
“I’ve said before that in any case it’s something we have to look at. I think it makes people more aware of what you can do in a first lap, maybe you’re just a little more careful compared to other drivers. brakes a little earlier in the first corner, it will not be enough to finish the whole season with what I have now.”
Verstappen will want to have a good start to the second half of the season next weekend, in which he will hunt for first place in the championship.