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Max Verstappen found that the yellow kerbs on the track in Spielberg are causing problems for many teams. The 22-year-old Dutchman of Red Bull also had trouble with it last Sunday.
“Those yellow kerbs are tricky, but I think the rest is just normal,” he says in conversation with ServusTV. “The speed is high in the corners, but I can’t say it’s the track.”
Driving over the yellow kerbs can cause a lot of damage and cause problems with the sensors. Verstappen notices that the current cars are very fragile.
“Everything’s connected, of course.”
Sebastian Vettel is more outspoken about the Red Bull Ring.
“The kerbs are indeed about the same on almost all circuits as in Austria. But in Austria we use the kerbs a bit more radical than usual. For drivers that’s nice, you have a bit of slack. But for the cars it’s very tough,” said the German, who finished in tenth place last weekend.
“The last lap of qualifying for example I had a sensor that had failed,” said Vettel. “The reason was probably that I drove too fast over the kerbs. The cars have to be strong to survive that.”
This weekend the Formula 1 Circus will race in Spielberg, home of the first and second Grand Prix of 2020.