26 August


BELGIAN GP FRIDAY PRACTICE


26 AUGUST 2016
MAX VERSTAPPEN
First Practice Session: 1:49.865, Position: 7, Laps: 24
Second Practice Session: 1:48.085, Position: 1, Laps: 27
It has been a very positive Friday for us. We showed great pace today in comparison with other teams, though its hard to say what Mercedes is like. Of course Im happy to be first in front of so many Dutch fans but its still not qualifying and not the race so lets see. When I went up to first position in the second practice the fans were all cheering me on with their flags. It definitely gives me a boost and motivates me a lot. This track is very difficult for setting up the car balance so I also had some struggles but at the end it paid off with the last set up change we did. Well see what happens tomorrow. Im sure we can improve even more, but we have to wait and see what the others are doing. So far we had a very good start to the weekend.


DANIEL RICCIARDO
First Practice Session: 1:49.782, Position: 6, Laps: 24
Second Practice Session: 1:48.341, Position: 2, Laps: 27
It was a pretty good day today, not bad. I think on the time sheets we look good, both Red Bulls are first and second, but I dont think Mercedes used the super soft (tyres) and Force India is quite close. I think we can still be quicker than what we showed today, but I feel like we definitely got into the right rhythm. No one is on holiday anymore and were back in work mode, the energy around the garage was good and everyone is ready to go. I think we can improve the set up tonight, as there are some things Im not 100% happy with, but its nice to be back behind the wheel.
posted at 20:09:00 on 08/26/16 by webmaster - Category: races