News Verstappen surprised wing damage didn't cost him more

20:16  13 may  2018
20:16  13 may  2018 Source:   msn.com

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Verstappen surprised by T- wing damage . Date published: April 14 2017. “We had to change the floor, quite a lot [of damage ],” he said when asked about the damage to his car. “I didn ’ t expect that it would cause quite that much .

Max Verstappen was surprised by the amount of damage that Valtteri Bottas' T- wing caused to the floor of his RB13 at the Sakhir circuit on Friday night. 'I didn ' t expect that it would cause quite that much .

Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing RB14 with front wing damage© Joe Portlock / LAT Images Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing RB14 with front wing damage

Max Verstappen was surprised how little the front wing damage from his clash with Lance Stroll hampered his Red Bull Formula 1 car in the Spanish Grand Prix.

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Max Verstappen was surprised by the amount of damage that Valtteri Bottas' T- wing caused to the floor of his RB13 at the Sakhir circuit on Friday night. "I didn ' t expect that it would cause quite that much .

Max Verstappen was surprised by the amount of damage that Valtteri Bottas’ T- wing caused to the floor of his RB13 at the Sakhir circuit on Friday night. “I didn ’ t expect that it would cause quite that much .

Verstappen clipped Stroll's lapped Williams as they prepared for the restart from a virtual safety car period in the final part of the Barcelona F1 race.

That left Verstappen missing a section of his car's front wing for the remainder of the race, but he was able to stay ahead of Sebastian Vettel's Ferrari and secure his first podium of the 2018 season in third.

Raikkonen fastest in 2nd practice for Bahrain GP; Vettel 2nd

  Raikkonen fastest in 2nd practice for Bahrain GP; Vettel 2nd Kimi Raikkonen topped the leaderboard ahead of Ferrari teammate Sebastian Vettel in the second practice session for the Bahrain Grand Prix on Friday. Raikkonen and Vettel were up front as cooler temperatures and nightfall matched the conditions for Sunday evening's race. Raikkonen's time of 1 minute, 29.8 seconds on the 5.4-kilometer (3.3-mile) desert circuit was a fraction quicker than Vettel's.Lewis Hamilton, who had a patchy first practice session, again looked a bit short of speed as he finished fourth, just behind Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas.''We definitely have got some work to do,'' Hamilton said.

Lewis Hamilton has warned Max Verstappen is losing too many points due to inexperience. After limping around the track, during which time the RB14's transmission was damaged , Verstappen retired from the race moments later.

Max Verstappen was surprised by the amount of damage that Valtteri Bottas' T - wing caused to the floor of his RB13 at the Sakhir circuit on Friday night.

"I was trying to be as close as I could to be just on the positive side [of the VSC delta] and I was quite close behind Stroll," Verstappen explained.

"I felt that he braked a bit and I was really close, so I just clipped him.

"Luckily it was only the outside bit of the wing so I could continue, I just had a bit more understeer in the high-speed corners. I managed to solve that with some tools and it was OK."

Asked by Motorsport.com if he had expected the damage to cause him more problems, Verstappen replied: "Initially I thought so. I kept going and felt a bit more understeer in Turns 3 and 9 and was maybe braking a bit deeper into hairpins but it was not too bad to be honest.

"I opened some tools and it was all good. It was of course a little bit slower, but I don't think it affected me too much."

Verstappen's teammate Daniel Ricciardo finished fifth, having lost ground when he spun at the VSC restart.

"[I was] struggling to keep these tyres warm," Ricciardo told Sky Sports F1. "Fortunately there were no walls like [Romain] Grosjean found in Baku, but it put me in no man's land."

Ricciardo felt his car had been difficult throughout the race.

"It was just a bit tricky to drive," he said. "It was fast when you were able to put it all together but it was easy to make mistakes. We'd describe it as on a knife edge.

"If you got lucky you could put in a blistering lap, but probably one out of five laps you could make it happen and the other four I was sliding and struggling to stay on."

Additional reporting by Scott Mitchell

Verstappen sets new lap record in second German GP practice .
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