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Max Verstappen Receives Parking Ticket Amid Red Bull’s Chaotic Week Before F1 Bahrain GP

Unusual Circumstances

Formula 1 driver Max Verstappen's old Red Bull car found itself in an unexpected situation this week in Bosnia when it received a parking ticket while parked on a street in Sarajevo. The car, which Verstappen claimed his 2022 world title in, became a photo opportunity for passersby before the pink and yellow violation notice appeared near its Halo.

Team Drama

This odd incident comes amidst a series of headlines involving Red Bull leading up to the start of the 2024 F1 season in Bahrain. Team principal Christian Horner was recently cleared of misconduct following allegations from a female colleague, allowing him to continue leading Red Bull after an internal investigation.

Verstappen's Frustration

Meanwhile, on the track, Verstappen faced frustration during practice sessions in Bahrain as he struggled to match the pace of his rivals. Despite his bid for a fourth consecutive world title, the Dutch driver expressed his discontent over the radio, emphasizing his dissatisfaction with the car's performance.

During practice, Daniel Ricciardo, driving for Red Bull's junior team, topped the standings, while Lewis Hamilton and George Russell of Mercedes led the way in subsequent sessions, leaving Verstappen trailing behind.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the responsibilities of a Formula 1 engineer?

The role of a Formula 1 race engine is to manage the performance of both car and driver throughout a race. The race engineer is in constant contact with the driver to provide critical information, strategy updates and also to communicate with the team in the pits in order for them make decisions in real time. The race engine makes critical decisions on tire adjustments, car adjustments, race tactics and more. These are all made to ensure the best outcome possible for the race team.

Can Formula 1 vehicles refuel while racing?

As of the current regulations, mid-race refueling is banned in Formula 1. This rule has been in place since the 2010 season to enhance safety and reduce costs. Cars must start a race with enough fuel for the entire distance. Teams must also balance the fuel weight against the speed and efficiency of the car.

How do drivers qualify for a Formula 1 race?

The Formula 1 qualifying system is a knockout system that takes place the day before the race. The qualifying is divided into three sections – Q1,Q2, and Q3. The first segment is Q1, where all the drivers compete. The five slowest cars are then eliminated. The next 15 move onto Q2, from which another five are eliminated. The top 10 drivers then move onto Q3, where they will compete for pole position and to determine the order of the first 10 positions in the grid.

What are power units in Formula 1 cars?

The Formula 1 power unit consists of a hybrid internal-combustion engine (ICE) with an Energy Recovery System. The ICE, a turbocharged 6-cylinder engine, is paired with an Energy Recovery System (ERS) that uses energy captured from the vehicle’s exhaust and braking systems to generate additional power. Combining both technologies increases not only the performance of the car but also its efficiency.


  • Ayrton Senna holds the record for most consecutive pole positions, achieving a series of eight poles from the 1988 Spanish Grand Prix to the 1989 United States Grand Prix.
  • The Silverstone Circuit, home to the British Grand Prix, has hosted more Formula 1 races than any other circuit since the championship began in 1950.
  • Ferrari is the most successful team in Formula 1 history, with 16 Constructors’ Championships to their name.
  • Michael Schumacher holds the record for the most World Championships won by a single driver, with a total of seven titles.
  • The largest winning margin in a Formula 1 race was recorded by Jim Clark in 1963 at the Belgian Grand Prix, with a lead of nearly 5 minutes over the second-place finisher.
  • Sebastian Vettel became the youngest World Champion in Formula 1 history, securing his first title at the age of 23 years and 134 days in 2010.
  • The Monaco Grand Prix is the shortest race on the Formula 1 calendar, with a total race distance of only 260.286 kilometers.
  • The highest number of cars to start a Formula 1 race was 34 at the 1953 German Grand Prix.

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How to Experience Formula 1 Race Weekend

If you want to fully enjoy a Formula 1 weekend, book your tickets in advance. This is especially true for popular or historical races. Grandstand seats offer views of important parts of the race track, including overtaking zones. General admission offers a wider range and more diverse perspectives. Arrive early to enjoy practice sessions and qualifying, which offer insights into team strategies and driver performance. Enjoy the fan zones, interactive display and meet-and Greet sessions. Take part in the local culture and meet other race fans to experience the thrill of the race.

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