Guillaume Rocquelin states that the lap times that were set by Max Verstappen on Saturday are not representative.

Verstappen set the quickest lap time of the Bahrain testing – 1:31.720 on the C5 tires. Furthermore, he was 0.695 seconds ahead of Charles Leclerc who was second. Despite such an advantage, Rocquelin belittled Red Bull’s achievement.

“The lap times are irrelevant,” the Red Bull head of race engineering said.

“Today [Saturday] was more about putting together the lessons we have learned over the past few days.

“It was about going through the process of running different [tire] compounds, so that the drivers are happy and that we have a platform to work from for next week.”

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