Max Verstappen is delighted with his performance on Friday despite challenges he has encountered.
Verstappen faced DRS issue again on the opening day of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. He had a late start to FP2 as the mechanics were trying to fix the problem.
Nevertheless, the Dutchman finished 3rd in both practice sessions.
“[I was] just a bit unlucky with my soft tire runs in FP1 and FP2,” Verstappen told Sky Sports F1 about his performance.
“[I] caught a yellow flag so I had to back out but, overall, I think we look quite decent.”
Verstappen also shared his thoughts on the competition with Ferrari: “[It] looks like Ferrari’s quite quick over one lap again.
“Long run [pace] looks a little bit more even, so that’s positive.
“For once, it seems like on a street circuit we can get the tires to work over one lap, [for] everyone, it seems. Because all the time you try in the second lap, you already lose performance.
“But yeah, overall I think not a bad day, [we] just need to fine tune a few things.”