Red Bull Racing F1 drivers quotes after Abu Dhabi GP qualifying

Red Bull Racing F1 drivers quotes after Abu Dhabi GP qualifying

25.11.2016: Abu Dhabi Grand-Prix Yas Marina Circuit Friday, November 25th 2016 MAX VERSTAPPEN

Abu Dhabi Grand-Prix
Yas Marina Circuit
Friday, November 25th 2016

 



MAX VERSTAPPEN

First Practice Session: 1:43.297, Position: 3, Laps: 26

Second Practice Session: 1:41.389, Position: 4, Laps: 24




“My last Friday at the track for this season wasn’t bad. We had a few issues with the car today which meant aborting the last run was the sensible thing to do so we can check the car and make sure we are ready to go in the morning.



Nothing is broken and there is nothing to worry about, just safe to stop early. The grip is always a bit difficult in the first session here with the temperatures being higher but already you can tell it’s a lot better as the track is cleaner in FP2.



The Ultrasoft compound dropped off quite quickly, as you can tell by the short runs on them but the soft seems to be performing well. Ferrari look strong but we are up there also.



I had a bit of traffic on my quick lap so I’m confident we are competitive, it should be an exciting qualifying tomorrow.



Generally over the season we have improved from Friday to Saturday so I think tomorrow we will be strong.”

 




DANIEL RICCIARDO

First Practice Session: 1:43.362, Position: 4, Laps: 27

Second Practice Session: 1:41.390, Position: 5, Laps: 33  




“It’s hot here, even if it’s night-time and the tyres get worked pretty hard both front and rear so relative to everyone I think we still look pretty good. If we all put it together tomorrow we’re more or less there and I’m confident it’ll be a good fight for third place.



As expected Mercedes are ahead but I don’t think they are miles ahead, so looking at today maybe we can still race them on Sunday. It’s a dangerous circuit around here, but I don’t see any reason to hold back in practice.



If it’s Monaco then I understand if you’re being careful about your equipment but here you can definitely push and go on the limit so we’ll see tomorrow. Maybe Nico is holding back a bit and not showing Lewis too much.



 I think everyone predicts Lewis to take pole so it’ll be interesting to see how it plays out tomorrow. I definitely felt comfortable today and am looking forward to the next two days.”

 






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