After a disappointing performance in FP2, which saw both Red Bull cars finish well behind the session leaders, team principal Christian Horner admitted that the team needs to improve the performance before qualifying on Saturday.
While Max Verstappen finished fifth fastest in FP2 despite a red flag hampering his session, Sergio Perez finished outside the top 10, and Horner expressed his concerns on getting a clean lap.
Horner also shared his uncertainty regarding the actual pace of Red Bull, stating his desire for better result during the final practice session on Saturday morning.
“The car was a lot happier in the long run. Max was putting in some good times. Sergio’s pace improved quite significantly as well, so I think we have just got a bit of tidying up to do for the single lap. But of course, you’ve gotta get a clean lap,” Horner explained to Sky Sports.
“It is a good little circuit, it is just traffic is gonna be a premium in qualifying because it is a short lap and a lot of corners. It is difficult to get out of the way as well.
“We did not get that first lap, so we are not quite sure what our ultimate pace is, but we have got a few issues to deal with.”