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Max Verstappen’s ‘Complaining’ Two-Year Problem Revealed

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Over the past two years, Max Verstappen has been actively participating in sim racing events, honing his skills and pushing the boundaries of what’s possible.

For the past two years, Max Verstappen has been grappling with a persistent issue: inaccurate data from the simulator. As reported by F1-Insider, the Red Bull driver has consistently raised concerns about the correlation between simulation results and on-track performance. Let’s break down the key points:

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Last weekend’s Monaco Grand Prix highlighted Red Bull’s struggles. Verstappen managed only 6th place in both qualifying and the race, exposing limitations in the RB20. The slow-speed corners of the Monte Carlo circuit didn’t favor Red Bull’s challenger, but that wasn’t their only concern.

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The most significant issue lies in the simulator data. The information generated by Red Bull’s simulation tools didn’t align with the reality on the track. This discrepancy not only raises questions for development but also affects the team’s baseline setups during practice sessions.

Max Verstappen’s Monaco Struggle as “kangaroo” experience

Max Verstappen's 'Complaining' Two-Year Problem Revealed

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Max Verstappen’s complaints centered around the car’s handling over the notoriously bumpy streets of Monaco. The RB20 car, despite its overall prowess, struggled to cope with the undulations and imperfections of the track. It was a stark contrast to the smooth circuits where Red Bull had excelled. Verstappen’s frustration was palpable as he missed out on pole position for the first time this season.

The team’s engineers were left scratching their heads. Verstappen’s feedback was clear: the car’s suspension setup needed improvement. But the fundamental issue remained elusive. Was it a design flaw? A setup mismatch? Or perhaps Monaco’s unique characteristics exposed a weakness that had been lurking all along? Red Bull’s technical team had their work cut out for them.

Monaco’s tight and twisty layout demands precision and finesse. The slightest imperfection in the car’s behavior can have a significant impact on lap times. Verstappen’s “kangaroo” experience highlighted the delicate balance between performance and adaptability. As the team analyzed telemetry data and Verstappen’s feedback, they aimed to find a solution to restore confidence in the car for future street circuits.

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I'm Moin Akhunji, a passionate sports writer renowned for my unique storytelling approach. My expertise spans across various sports, notably NASCAR, F1, and IndyCar. I hold a profound admiration for athletes like Chase Elliott and Dale Earnhardt Jr. When I'm not crafting articles, you'll likely find me trekking in the hills, indulging in my favorite hobby.
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