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Torque holes hindered Max Verstappen, but didn’t cost win

Max Verstappen has revealed that he suffered from “torque holes on the throttle” during Formula 1’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, but that it didn’t cost him a shot at victory. Verstappen started from the front row of the grid at the Yas Marina Circuit and worked his way back into second place after losing initial ground to Charles Leclerc. Verstappen complained of problems relating to a throttle issue but nonetheless preserved second place, albeit finishing almost 17 seconds behind Lewis Hamilton. “I just had some torque holes on the throttle,” said Verstappen. “There were delays and stuff, so it was not great, and we couldn’t fix it, so we drove...
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