Max Verstappen acknowledges Red Bull's 2024 challenges, says 'feels like you're a bit in a spiral'

Red Bull's Max Verstappen acknowledges that the team is facing a tougher season compared to their dominant performance in 2023, citing a lack of the same momentum.

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Red Bull's Max Verstappen acknowledges that the team is facing a tougher season compared to their dominant performance in 2023, citing a lack of the same momentum. While Red Bull lost only once in the 2023 Singapore Grand Prix, this year tells a different story. Drivers like Carlos Sainz, Lando Norris, and Charles Leclerc have secured victories this year.

Despite Verstappen winning six of the first nine races, challenges persist, notably with the RB20's struggles over bumps and kerbs. Verstappen stated, "I think we are also very focused; we are still doing a lot of things right. But for whatever reason, we are not in that same flow as we had last year where everything just seemed to be going well for us." He also admitted the difficulties this year are hard to explain.

Red Bull has faced increased competition recently, a change from their previous dominance. However, Verstappen maintains a lead in the drivers' championship by 56 points after his win in the Canadian Grand Prix, while Red Bull leads the constructors' championship by 49 points.

‘Feels like you're a bit in a spiral’, says Max Verstappen

Verstappen likened Red Bull's situation to being "in a spiral" but expressed confidence that they are addressing their issues. "Sometimes it almost feels like you're a bit in a spiral and it maybe takes a bit of time to get out of it," he commented.

Despite challenges, he reassures that the team is on top of everything and is committed to analyzing and improving their performance. He said, "But yeah, we are for sure on top of everything. Of course, there are always things that you can do better. But yeah, we'll come out and analyse everything again and try to improve."

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Notably, now the Formula 1 caravan will move to Barcelona for the Spanish Grand Prix 2024 at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. Verstappen has been phenomenal at this circuit as he won his first-ever GP here only in 2016. Going ahead he will be keen to continue his dominance while other teams will pursue a win. 

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