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Max Verstappen

Verstappen all smiles after Red Bull start in impressive fashion

It was a good Friday for Red Bull and Max Verstappen as the Dutchman finished the day with the fastest time. He also completed 139 laps, which rounded off what was a positive day for the Milton Keynes outfit.

Verstappen Bahrain
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Max Verstappen was pleased with how the first day of winter testing went for Red Bull on Friday, stating there were many positives for the team despite tricky track conditions.

The Dutchman finished Friday with the fastest time of 1:31.146 while also logging the most miles on the day, completing 139 laps.

“We had a very positive day,” Verstappen stated on his official website. “We were able to do a lot of laps even though the track conditions were not too good. It was very hot, a lot of wind and tyre wear is very high here. That is why it isn't easy to do many laps in a row. I am very happy with this day. We don't need to talk about speed yet, we've finished our program. The car felt good and it is good to start a test like this. ”

“Driving in this heat generally makes it a bit more difficult, but because of the dust I only changed my visor. You always go for a day like this, and if you can end a day like this, we are all very happy. In terms of speed, we want to wait until Q3 of the first Grand Prix. There you will see the real speed of all cars. ”


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