Mclaren’s Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo are both confident about their pace despite finishing low on the timings for both sessions.

Neither driver could crack the top eight on Friday, which isn’t a good omen for the team currently third in the constructors’ title. Both Norris and Ricciardo though, have assured that the car felt good to drive.

“It actually didn’t feel that bad, so I am a bit surprised with the classification. We’re just lacking a little bit,” Ricciardo said this afternoon. “There’s nothing which feels out of place with balance in the car; I assume it’s probably just a little bit everywhere.”

“It got a little bit trickier when it started spitting towards the end,” Norris added. “But it was more that I was at the end of my tires or my tires were getting older and I just made a little mistake.”

“We maybe didn’t look great in terms of pace but we’re confident, or I want to say we’re confident, we can put it all together back for tomorrow, and have a better day.”

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