Max Verstappen believes that Red Bull were looking strong in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix towards the latter stages, but the introduction of the Virtual Safety Car period and the subsequent lower pace meant that they were unable to keep up to speed with the leaders due to their cooling tyres.
With 11 laps remaining, Gasly suffered a gearbox issue which forced him off the track, and even though he didn’t pose an immediate on-track obstacle to the other drivers, a VSC was introduced, meaning that drivers were not allowed to overtake.
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