Spanish GP: Practice team notes - Red Bull


Max Verstappen: "The car was performing quite well and overall it was a positive day. Over one lap we are clearly still lacking to Mercedes but on the long runs the car felt nice to drive which is of course what is important for the race. We are using the hardest tyre compounds here which is different to last weekend. I would maybe have liked the softer tyres (laughs) but that is not for us to choose, the tyres are manageable and it is pretty hot out there! I expect in Qualifying that Mercedes will still have the edge as they are very fast but who knows in the race. I felt quite good today so let's see if I feel the same on Sunday when it matters."

Alex Albon: "I felt pretty comfortable with the car in FP1 and I think we found a good direction in that session. We tried a few things in FP2 that didn't quite go the way we wanted them to but that's what Friday's are for, seeing what works and what doesn't. We'll have a look at the data this evening to see how we can maximise our performance tomorrow. The tyre degradation today felt okay compared to last weekend at Silverstone, saying that, it's tricky out there with track temperatures at around 48 degrees so there will be a lot of tyre management on race day, that's for sure!"

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Published: 14/08/2020
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