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Horner: 'Verstappen less happy with setup in FP2'

Horner: 'Verstappen less happy with setup in FP2'

27 May - 17:18


The first Friday of F1 sessions in Monaco is over. Ferrari looked strong and Max Verstappen and Red Bull Racing are looking at a deficit after the first practice sessions. Team boss Christian Horner sees that there is still a little room for improvement.

It looks like it will be another GP weekend where Ferrari and Red Bull will battle for victory. Judging by the first practice sessions, Red Bull Racing still needs to find a little time to get close to Ferrari. The fastest lap time is crucial in Monaco; due to the limited overtaking opportunities, pole position is more important than at any other circuit.

Horner updates audience

Speaking to Sky Sports during VT2, Horner talked about the state of his team's performance: "We are focused into our long runs, the only chance to get this data. They have shown a lot of speed, we don't know what energy and engine modes they've ran but they're looking pretty racy. There's a couple of areas we can tidy up but let's see if we can get anywhere near that time tomorrow."

On Verstappen, the Brit says: "It's just turn one at the moment, the only bit we need to tidy up. We've tried some set-up changes that he's not as happy with the car as he was in the last session. Checo has had a good session as well, he's found his confidence quickly."

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