Max Verstappen has said he’s happy with Red Bull’s “great start” to the Azerbaijan Grand Prix this weekend, despite some setbacks.

Red Bull seems to be the fastest this weekend so far, with Mercedes absolutely nowhere. It seems a good omen for this weekend in terms of them extending their lead in both world titles, something Verstappen has echoed.

“Performance-wise, I think we had a great start to the weekend so far; our car in FP1 felt really decent – I mean I was quite comfortable,” Verstappen said after free practice 2.

“Then for FP2 I made a few changes to see if it could be better, but I think we went a bit backward. Of course, we’ll look overnight to see what direction we’ll go into but nevertheless, I think for the team, it’s still a very good day.”

“It was pretty windy, of course, it’s never easy, but it’s not easy for all of us, but it makes, definitely, driving around here a bit more interesting.”

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