Max Verstappen said he’s happy with his progress at Spa during the first day of practice, despite crashing out in FP2 and ending the session early.

Before speaking about the day overall, he explained what happened with his incident, in which he spun and crashed into the barriers at the exit of Les Combes.

“I just lost the rear,” he said. “A bit too much oversteer to correct and unfortunately hit the wall.”

Talking about the day in general, Verstappen said it was “very positive,” as Formula 1 returns after the summer break with the ongoing battle for the championship between him and Lewis Hamilton.

“I was good,” Verstappen said. “I think the whole day we were quite happy.

“Of course there’s a few things to fine-tune from FP1 to FP2. Overall very happy, I think definitely a very positive start.”

Rain affected the Spa-Francorchamps circuit during the morning, but Verstappen said it’s difficult to predict how his car will handle in wet conditions.

“It’s difficult to say in the wet because so far we haven’t really driven in it yet. I think every day will be a bit like a worse day.”

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