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Doornbos: 'Has Honda scaled back the engine a little? It looked like it'

Max Verstappen complained several times during the Portuguese Grand Prix about the speed of his car in the straights compared to the competition. Where Mercedes easily reached a top speed of over 320 km/h, the car of Verstappen got stuck at 314 km/h. Robert Doornbos explains in his column how things work. The Dutchman had to give way to Hamilton during the GP in Portimao, who finished more than 29 seconds ahead of Verstappen. Top speed played an important role in this. "Turn 15 is 'easy flat', we know that," Doornbos begins in his column. "But we also know that those cars pull four to five G in that corner, because you create the friction with steering. If you then have a...
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