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‘I don’t care if this f****** engine blows up’: Verstappen vents frustration after PU failure

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Max Verstappen uttered his frustration following an engine failure forced to retire race at Hungary, the Red Bull speedy was running in fifth place behind the Mercedes and Ferrari duo when he lost power and team instructed to stop the race on his sixth lap at the Hungaroring.

After being told to pull up an uncertain Verstappen said: ‘Mate, really? Can I not just keep going? I don’t care if this f****** engine blows up. What a f****** joke. All the f****** time. This is s***, honestly.’

Hungarian marked fourth DNF of the 2018 season that the 20-year-old has failed the finish following technical issues for Red Bull Racing. Daniel Ricciardo was forced to retire from last week’s German Grand Prix with the same trouble.

Speaking live from the Red Bull pit wall soon afterwards, Red Bull team principal Horner told Sky F1 the failure was “I suppose no surprise really”.

Horner added: “We pay multi-millions of pounds for these engines and for first class, or state-of-the-art product, and you can see it’s quite clearly some way below that.”

“I’ll let Cyril [Abiteboul, Renault’s team boss] come up with the excuses afterwards.”

“From both sides, Daniel and me, honestly it’s not at all how it should be,” Verstappen told Sky F1.

“You pay millions as a team for you hope a decent engine but it keeps breaking down.

“We are also the slowest out there [on a straight]. Honestly at the moment it’s difficult to accept. I was very angry on the radio, I think there was a lot of beeping out there – it’s a shame they beeped it away as it would have been better if they would have allowed it. But that’s how it is.”

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