Verstappen in the pits in FP2 in Montreal due to ERS failure Fb – News

Verstappen in the pits in FP2 in Montreal due to ERS failure  Fb – News

Complex Friday

The Canadian Grand Prix weekend got off to a rocky start right away Max VerstappenAnd not only because of the bad weather conditions that put all the drivers participating in the first two free practice sessions in difficulty. In fact, to complicate the world champion’s day, there was also a breakdown that forced the Dutchman to end FP2 early.


Fifth place in the first free practice, but with only a few laps completed due to the strong conditions rain Which also forced the stewards into a long break, with the No. 1 returning to the pits less than half an hour after the start of the following FP2. Verstappen ended his activity on the track permanently after his track engineer, Giampiero Lambiasi, reported via radio that he smelled “smoke”, a fact that raised suspicions among the Red Bull men.

After the first interventions carried out on RB20, the team revealed that A IRS failure (Energy Recovery System), although mechanics are still working to understand the exact reasons for this technical knockout. The fact remains that Verstappen’s Friday was against all of the Dutchman’s wishes: “Unfortunately it was FP1 Very dependent on weather conditions Even FP2 didn’t allow us to do many laps – He explained – There was a suspected electrical problem, so the team asked me to do maintenance. Now they are investigating to understand the problem and I am sure we will get to the bottom of it. It’s not perfectbecause I wanted to do some extra laps and It’s not how I wanted to end the session. But now we just need to better understand what happened and the repercussions it will have this weekend.”

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