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Verstappen explains: We made a few changes that didn't quite work

Verstappen explains: "We made a few changes that didn't quite work"

03-12-2021 20:29 Last update: 20:38


Max Verstappen started both free practice sessions at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit strongly but wasn't entirely happy with all the changes Red Bull made to his car on Friday. Nevertheless, he has a good feeling about the first day in Saudi Arabia.

"Overall it's a really cool track, there are a lot of fast corners and it's fun to drive," Verstappen began in a Red Bull Racing press release. "We struggled to get heat into the tyres in FP2, which we will of course look into."

Verstappen has high hopes for GP Saudi Arabia

He continued: "Then we made a few changes from FP1 to FP2 which didn’t quite work but hopefully we can find the right balance come qualifying tomorrow."

So the Dutchman is hopeful that Red Bull will be competitive when it matters. "There are of course a lot of things to work on and improve so we’ll see what we can do to get more pace out of the car overnight," he continued.

"Looking ahead to qualifying, I think it might be quite difficult with the traffic but in general it’s hard to tell how Saturday is going to go as anything can happen but we’ll push hard and give it everything," said an always realistic Verstappen.

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