Max Verstappen makes revelation about Hamilton and Vettel at British Grand Prix

Verstappen blames 80bhp deficit for gap to pole at Silverstone

Horner said Silverstone's abundance of full-throttle corners under the current aerodynamic regulations amplifies Renault's power deficit to Ferrari and Mercedes, forcing Red Bull into set-up compromises that hurt its competitiveness further.

Verstappen retired from the race late on with a brake-by-wire failure but had been embroiled in a fight with Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen late on.

After qualifying the 20-year-old Red Bull driver took to Twitter, saying: "P5 it is, the best we could do today in qualifying".

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner confirmed it was because the brake-by-wire problem had triggered clutch damage that left the vehicle stuck in gear.

"I tried to do a one-stop (strategy)".

"I think it is going to be hotter tomorrow from what I understand".

"I don't have the facts on that, but you kind of just read between the lines and you feel that's probably going to remain. It's a real bummer". "On the straights it's like you are driving in a different series".

But Ricciardo was left even more frustrated after qualifying because he completed his first Q3 run without the assist of DRS, which he lost before the Wellington Straight.

"It is free lap time they gain on the straights - then we have to push harder on our tyres and with the heat it is not ideal, but let's see".

"It seems we're definitely not fighting for pole but we'll just try again tomorrow", he said on Friday.

"In qualifying I think every single corner we were quicker than Sebastian (Vettel), but we just hose time down the straights".

Max Verstappen was unable to keep Kimi Raikkonen behind as they battled over fourth place in the closing stages of Silverstone's F1 race, despite Raikkonen making a mistake and running wide at Stowe at the final safety auto restart. "It was a joke".

But with the doors at Ferrari and Mercedes failing to open, Ricciardo has confirmed he is on the brink of signing a new deal with Red Bull.

Although Toro Rosso, Red Bull's sister team who now use Honda power, also believed they lost around a second per lap due to their relative power deficiency at Silverstone, Horner is adamant Red Bull are right to switch engine suppliers. There is a gap to fill and hopefully with Honda...we have a lot of belief in what they have in the pipeline.

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