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Verstappen: It was a mess with traffic on Friday

AUSTIN, TEXAS – OCTOBER 22: Max Verstappen of the Netherlands driving the (33) Red Bull Racing RB16B Honda during practice ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of USA at Circuit of The Americas on October 22, 2021 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images) // Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool.

Max Verstappen has reflected on a challenging opening day of the United States Grand Prix.

Why it matters: The Dutchman was only the 8th quickest driver in FP2 as he had had issues with traffic, including an encounter with the championship rival Lewis Hamilton.

Details:

  • Verstappen admits that he does not know what has happened between him and Hamilton.
  • The Red Bull Racing driver believes that it is quite difficult to find right settings for the car.

What he had to say:

  • “I don’t know. I mean, we’re all lining up to go for a lap, so I don’t really understand what happened there.”
  • “But, overall, it’s not easy out there, the track is quite bumpy, and to find the right compromise with the car hasn’t been the easiest so far.”
  • “It didn’t particularly feel bad on the short run, it was just a mess with the traffic.”
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