Max Verstappen recalls having multiple issues during free practice.
Why it matters: The Red Bull driver struggled to beat the Mercedes cars during qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix.
- Verstappen said having “more problems than what we wanted” during the first Free Practice this Friday.
- Despite not being able to beat both Mercedes cars during qualifying, the Dutchman said he’s happy with his result.
What he had to say:
- “We had some more problems in free practice than we wanted, but we recovered reasonably well during qualifying. I’m happy to be here as number three,” Verstappen said.
- “For the race, hopefully, we can be a bit closer. We’re going to see in the second free practice if we can find some more speed for the long runs.”