Max Verstappen Expects Record Winning Streak to End Citing Break Issue

Max Verstappen at the Formula 1 Austrian Grand Prix in 2019
Max Verstappen at the Formula 1 Austrian Grand Prix in 2019. Photo by Federico Basile/IPA/Shutterstock (10325139i)

Max Verstappen believes that his record run of Formula One victories will come to an end on Sunday at the Singapore Grand Prix. Having won 10 consecutive Grand Prix starting in Miami in May, he will be 11th on the grid following Saturday’s qualifiers after his car experienced braking issues.

“Yeah, you can forget about that,” Verstappen said when asked about his chances of winning. “We made a few more changes [ahead of qualifying] which we thought the setup would allow, the car would allow, but then we got into qualifying, the first big problem I had was that I couldn’t brake late and hard, because I would bottom out and it would unload the front tires.”

While Red Bull has won every race this year thanks to the combined effort of Verstappen and teammate Sergio Perez, this run also looks likely to end as Perez qualified 13th. Still, regardless of Sunday’s result, Verstappen will win his third world title this year.

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