Max Verstappen warns Red Bull are developing secret weapons

Max Verstappen is keen to work on Red Bull's ideas to solve the struggles they experienced in Singapore.

Max Verstappen has revealed that Red Bull “have a lot of ideas” to get to the bottom of why they struggled so much in the recent Singapore Grand Prix, where his and the team’s winning streaks came to an end.

Having dominated the entire campaign, nobody expected both Verstappen and Sergio Perez to be eliminated in Q2 at the Marina Bay Circuit; however, that’s exactly what happened.

Both drivers complained about the RB19 throughout the weekend in Singapore, with finding a good balance having been a big issue.

Verstappen ultimately managed to recover to P5, although this did mean his record-breaking 10-race winning streak concluded.

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Red Bull’s 15-race winning streak also ended, as Perez finished a few places behind the reigning World Champion.

Whilst the Dutchman responded with victory at the Japanese Grand Prix, Red Bull are keen to solve their Singapore struggles.

Annoyingly for the team, they can’t test some of their ideas before the end of the season, with the Austrians having to wait until 2024.

“I think we have a lot of ideas, but we can’t really show that until next year,” Verstappen said, as reported by The Express.

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“That is a little bit annoying but in another way, it gives us a bit of time to fully understand everything and also work on trying to improve the car for these kinds of tracks.”

Verstappen’s victory at Suzuka actually sealed Red Bull the Constructors’ Championship, whilst he can claim a third consecutive Drivers’ Championship this weekend in Qatar.

If Perez wins the sprint race at the Qatar Grand Prix on Saturday, then Verstappen just needs to finish P6 in the sprint for the title.

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He isn’t particularly fazed about when he wins the championship, with the driver being more than aware that “it’s coming”.

“No emotion. If it happens on Saturday, Sunday, or the week after, I know that it’s coming. But it’s not something that I’m thinking about too much.

“Maybe it’s a good thing? A good night out. Might be a bit slower on the reaction time for the lights. But for me, I don’t really think about it. We’re just experiencing a really amazing year as a team. Also, I don’t care where I win it.”