"You never had an idea if your car was strong enough or not and you only found that out from retiring, so the whole preparation before you get into a season is so much better.
"The car and the power unit are very reliable."
Verstappen added that feedback in terms of performances is an open and democratic process, adding: "Everything is open, we fully work together and we try to help them, they try to help us in how to do things better, so we are fully committed to each other.
"They are winners, we are winners, we all want to win together, so we want to always get the best out of it."
Red Bull's constructor performance may have been even better were it not for the inconsistent displays of Pierre Gasly, but all Verstappen is focused on is closing the gap to Mercedes at the top.
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