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Horner unsure about Verstappen gearbox after crash ruins ‘lap of the year’

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner believes Max Verstappen was on “the lap of the year” before his crash at the end of qualifying at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix and is worried about gearbox damage that could force the team to take a grid penalty for a replacement. Verstappen had set the fastest first two sectors on his final lap and looked set to take pole position with a special effort before he hit the wall on the exit of the final corner, having gone in too deep. The contact damaged the right-rear corner of Verstappen’s car and forced him to stop. “It was looking like the lap of the year,” Horner told Sky Sports. “It’s a great shame. He just grabbed the front into...
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