The head of the Red Bull Racing Christian Horner said that the team is puzzled by the problems with the brakes, incurred in RB13 during the Grand Prix of Russia.
Immediately after the safety car on the fifth lap of the race Daniel ricciardo stopped the fight due to ignition of the rear brakes of the right wheel drive.
Riccardo Daniel I lit up the rear brakes
Two weeks ago a similar problem arose and max Verstappen: the Dutchman flew into the barrier at the Bahrain Grand Prix after his car brakes failed.
“The outcome in these cases was the same, but now the problem was different. We need to understand why it happened, and to conduct a full investigation of the incident – quoted AUTOSPORT.com Horner. – Possible malfunction caused contact with the curb on the second turn, perhaps the problem lies elsewhere, because the brake refused immediately after the restart.
Before that the situation was under control. For us, this defect was an absolute surprise. Very strange that it happened right after restart”.
After the incident with ricciardo the team asked Verstappen to change the brake balance.
“Max didn’t have problems. We just played safe so as not to overload the brakes, – noted Christian. – If to speak about his performance, he played a good disciplined race. In the second half of the race, he showed a more confident pace. In Sochi, he squeezed the maximum from his car.”
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