Lambiase Confirms Red Bull’s Concerns in Bahrain Due to Unknown Factors

Max Verstappen secured his third consecutive Formula 1 world championship last season, with significant support from his race engineer Gianpiero Lambiase, who is optimistic about the team’s performance in the winter test in Bahrain, where Verstappen began testing before handing over to teammate Sergio Perez.

Highlights

– ‣ Max Verstappen became Formula 1 world champion for the third consecutive season, with significant contribution from his race engineer, Gianpiero Lambiase (GP).
– ‣ Despite a short winter break, the team has made impressive progress with the car, addressing several unknowns during the first day of winter testing in Bahrain.
– ‣ Sergio Perez, Verstappen’s teammate, is set to take over the RB20 for the remaining blocks of testing, building on the solid foundation laid on the first day.


Max Verstappen? Oh, he clinched the Formula 1 world title. Again. That’s thrice in a trot, if you’re counting. Last season was almost a clean sweep for him at the Grands Prix. And guess who was in the thick of it? Gianpiero Lambiase, or GP, as he’s fondly called. He’s the race engineer wizard behind the scenes. And yep, he’s back at it this year, diving into the winter test’s first day with gusto.

“The winter nap? Shorter than usual,” Lambiase quipped. But, boy, the work that’s gone into the car? Nothing short of impressive. They landed in Bahrain, a few question marks floating around their relatively new beast of a car. But, they’ve ticked off most of the fundamental checks on day one. “Got the answers we needed,” he added, almost with a wink.

### Verstappen hands over the baton to Perez

So, Verstappen hopped into the RB20, taking it for a spin on Bahrain’s tracks for the day one test. But here’s the twist – his teammate, Sergio Perez, is also gearing up. He’s got not one, not two, but three blocks of testing lined up. “With a solid base now under our belts, it’s Checo’s turn to take the wheel,” GP noted, hinting at the seamless transition awaiting on days two and three.

And just like that, the baton passes. But the race? It’s only just begun.

Albert Ramirez
Albert Ramirez
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