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‘I can do better than this’ Verstappen says after difficult start to home weekend

Max Verstappen topped the timesheets in FP2 after a gearbox issue cut short the first practice session, so the reigning champion asked for more from his Red Bull RB18.

Verstappen dominated last weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix and admitted that this weekend may not be so smooth. And he proved right, given that Charles Leclerc led Ferrari team-mate Carlos Sainz in FP2, finishing eighth fastest after the FP1 session was interrupted by a transmission problem. may have been

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“Yeah, I just missed FP1 on the soft tyre, I think it’s the hard tyre. [in FP2] The tires had very little grip, so I couldn’t accurately judge the balance. I was late for the session. Coming into FP2 the balance wasn’t great but you can’t change the car that much in a one hour session so we tried to deal with what we had and it didn’t work out today so we’ll work on things. night. Sure, you could do better than this. ”

Asked if he was surprised by the lap time difference to Ferrari, he said:

“We’ve been looking at things all night and of course FP3 as well. Of course we’ll try to be more competitive.”

2022 Dutch GP FP1: Max Verstappen out of first practice after stopping at track at Zandvoort

Teammate Sergio Pérez, who finished 7th in FP1 and 12th in FP2, said he avoided a ‘massive shunt’ after going wide at Turn 9 in the first session, then slowed his car’s pace. He repeated Verstappen’s comments about

“I got a lot of traffic [in FP1] – Got one of the Ferrari’s for fast laps, but unfortunately couldn’t read the soft tires properly. It’s going to be a massive shunt there and degradation looks pretty high on the long runs so it will be interesting to see what this strategy can do – things we need to improve for tomorrow’s qualifying. Certainly,” Perez said.

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“Overall, I don’t think we were as happy as Belgium, so we need to look at a few things and try to pick everything right to mix for qualifying.

“they [Ferrari and Mercedes] Looking really strong today, so it will be interesting to see what we can do. ”

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