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Verstappen admits Friday was “not the best of days”

ISTANBUL, TURKEY – OCTOBER 08: Max Verstappen of the Netherlands driving the (33) Red Bull Racing RB16B Honda during practice ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Turkey at Intercity Istanbul Park on October 08, 2021 in Istanbul, Turkey. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images) // Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool.

Max Verstappen has spoken about a difficult first day of the Turkish Grand Prix at Istanbul Park.

Why it matters: The Dutchman was 2nd in FP1 and 5th in FP2.


  • Verstappen reveals that the team needs to find solutions to improve the pace.
  • Lack of data might complicate the process of finding a better set-up.

What he had to say:

  • “We tried a few things compared to FP1, but also FP1 wasn’t that great. So we are still looking around a bit at what to do.”
  • “Of course, it’s a bit different here [in Istanbul]. We don’t have a lot of data from here with these kind of cars. So it seems like we have a bit of an evening ahead to try and make it a bit better, because today wasn’t the best of days.”
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