Red-faced Bull

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Red Bull Rac­ing has ex­plained the bizarre pit stop blun­der that cost Max Ver­stap­pen time in the US GP. Ver­stap­pen was in the hunt for a podium when he made an un­sched­uled pit stop on lap 26, catch­ing his crew by sur­prise. “Max thought he heard a call [to pit] the pre­vi­ous lap and he got him­self con­fused,” said team head Chris­tian Horner. “It’s some­thing to­tally un­usual. He just ar­rived in the pit lane say­ing ‘Hi, I’m in the pit lane’. We’re not very good at fit­ting tyres when we don’t know he’s com­ing.” Ver­stap­pen re­tired three laps later with a gear­box fault.

Red Bull weren’t ready for stop

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