Verstappen berates ‘unacceptable’ Red Bull problems in series of animated radio exchanges | F1

The reigning world champion was fourth-fastest and over three-tenths off the pace in FP3 as Red Bull remained adrift of their rivals despite making improvements. It followed a difficult Friday in which Verstappen ended up eighth-fastest and conceded Red Bull’s struggles were “worse than expected”. Verstappen engaged in a series of animated radio exchanges with his race engineer Gianpiero Lambiase throughout final practice on Saturday morning. "I'm sorry but I cannot drive with these upshifts. What the **** is this?” Verstappen initially reported. “Understood,” Lambiase replied. “We were anticipating the comment. I will have a look to see I can give you a switch position.”To…

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