Red Bull Racing Honda F1 Qatar GP practices - Cool track

Red Bull Racing Honda F1 Qatar GP practices - Cool track

19.11.2021: QATAR GRAND PRIX Losail International Circuit Friday, November 19th, 2021 MAX VERSTAPPEN First Practice Session: 1:23.723, Position: 1, Laps: 22 Second Practice Session: 1:23.498, Position: 3, Laps: 20

QATAR GRAND PRIX
Losail International Circuit
Friday, November 19th, 2021


    

 

MAX VERSTAPPEN
First Practice Session: 1:23.723, Position: 1, Laps: 22
Second Practice Session: 1:23.498, Position: 3, Laps: 20



“I’ve had a lot of fun driving today, I think it’s a really cool track. FP2 was the first time we could test on the track in the evening so it was important to see how the car would react.



There was quite a big change between the medium and the soft tyre for me, the soft tyre wasn’t amazing but it’s the first time here so there are a lot of things to understand.


It’s difficult to say what will happen during the race with these cars, it’s tough to follow but I think over one lap it’s going to be good. Let’s see what happens this weekend, there’s still a lot of things to look at as everything is still so new.”





SERGIO PEREZ
First Practice Session: 1:24.915, Position: 8, Laps: 22
Second Practice Session: 1:23.787, Position: 8, Laps:
20


"I have driven this track before when I was younger and it is slowly starting to come back to me now I have been out there, I don’t feel that has put me at any advantage over others. I think we had a good start today but we have implemented some changes across the sessions and we need to review those, especially on the soft tyre.



The margins are very small, hopefully we can be strong come qualifying tomorrow evening. It is an interesting place, especially from day to night, it is very different. It is not an easy track and tomorrow we expect the wind to change so it will be interesting to see what happens. I think we have some work to do overnight, we are not entirely happy with the balance of the car, so we will look at amending that before the morning.



The next representative session will be qualifying so we will try to get the best out of analysing FP2 this evening and push on positively.”

 

 

Jamie Fox , photos Red Bull

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