“Slippery, we didn’t run a lot in FP1 so it took time to rubber in a little more,” he told Sky Sports F1. “In the end, it was better. We managed to do the whole programme which, I guess, is most important for today."
When asked if he enjoyed driving the track, Verstappen said: “No, no. I’ve had better tracks in my life. I said that yesterday. There is nothing new that I’ve discovered. We just get on with it.”
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“The soft over one lap was good. The long run was more difficult, it felt like the soft tyre was struggling.
“We very quickly went onto the medium, but it seems like the medium is not a straightforward tyre in the long run.
“There are still things to look into, to improve our deg on the long run. We still look very good compared to others, as well, but we can do a better job. It’s not straightforward to pick your tyres for the race.”
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