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Video: What caused Red Bull’s Bahrain disaster?

by Matt Beer
1 min read

Red Bull’s start to the 2022 Formula 1 season imploded in the final laps, as both Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez suffered what appeared to be the same disastrous failure that turned a decent Bahrain Grand Prix for the team into a nightmare.

Everything we’d seen up to the point Verstappen’s car ran into trouble suggested Red Bull didn’t have anything for Ferrari and Charles Leclerc in a straight fight, but to go from an expected 30 points for second and fourth, to leaving Bahrain with nothing, was a horror show.

Our video looks at the early suggestions for what caused Red Bull’s “brutal” last-gasp failures and why the team’s weekend was already going awry.

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