Brake failure costs Verstappen 'a lot of points'

Max Verstappen believes Red Bull lost out on a big haul of points at the Bahrain Grand Prix as a result of the brake failure on his car.

Verstappen moved from sixth to fourth at the start and was putting pressure on Lewis Hamilton when he made a pit stop on lap 11 to try to undercut the Mercedes. However, on the following lap a brake failure saw his car continue straight at Turn 4 and out of the race.

"It's not a very nice feeling if you hit the pedal and the pedal just goes very long and you cannot stop the car properly," Verstappen said. "But unfortunately that's part of racing as well."

Slow pit stops for the Mercedes drivers under the safety car resulted in Sebastian Vettel taking the lead using a similar strategy to Verstappen and the Red Bull driver believes he would have been in prime position to score a good result.

"Yeah, we lost a lot of points, especially at the moment with the state the car is, we should have taken a lot of points, and a bit unfortunate," Verstappen said. "I think if the pit stop was right and the right call, we would have ended up second after that lap, so that's very good. But yeah, it was not meant to be."