Red Bull has blamed Max Verstappen’s fatefully sluggish Italian GP pit cease on human error ensuing from a technical directive issued by Formula One’s governing physique which goals to sluggish pit stops for security causes by stopping the usage of any automated techniques.
The 11 second cease in final Sunday’s race at Monza dropped championship chief Verstappen right into a place the place he and Mercedes title rival Lewis Hamilton went wheel to wheel and collided, retiring on the spot.
Verstappen was held to be predominantly guilty and picked up a three place grid penalty for the subsequent race in Russia. “There was a rare human error in our pit stop, as a result of the new Technical Directive but nonetheless something we need to learn from,” Red Bull boss Christian Horner mentioned in a column on the group web site on Friday.
“That slow stop put Max out of synch from where he should’ve been on track. Mercedes compounded that situation as they faltered with their own stop on Hamilton’s car, which meant both drivers were neck and neck.”