Verstappen: ‘Lap times mean nothing because of broken front wing’ | Right away

Max Verstappen is not worried after the first two free practice sessions on Friday for the Austrian Grand Prix. The Dutchman from Red Bull Racing fell far behind the dominant Mercedes.

Verstappen scored for the third time in the first practice session and only the eighth time in the second practice session. He had to finish almost a second behind him in both the first and second of The two Lewis Hamilton and Vallteri Bottas of Mercedes.

“I think it was a good day. The lap times mean nothing because I broke the front wing in my fastest lap of the second practice session,” Verstappen said after the second free practice session. Sky Sports.

“It was usually just a good day. There are always things that can be improved, and that is also the case with us. We can look forward to the rest of the weekend with confidence.”

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Verstappen was not so satisfied during the ride. In the second free practice, he complained about the performance of his car. Red Bull team principal Christian Horner immediately hinted that his student had a damaged front wing when he set his fastest time.

The Limburger also had some unfortunate moments. In the first training he jumped off the track and drove directly into the gravel pit in the second training session in turn 7, but in both cases he was able to continue without any noticeable problems.

The Austrian Grand Prix, the first of the season, continues on Saturday with the third free practice (12:00) and the qualifying (15:00) and ends on Sunday with the race (15:10). Verstappen has won the last two years at the Red Bull Ring, where Red Bull is based.

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