What they say
Verstappen was encouraged by the balance of his Red Bull in practice:
It was not a bad day for us. I think the car is working a bit better so I’m happy with that. Of course I think you can still improve so we’ll work on that.
But I think also on the long run it was looking quite decent. So overall a positive day.
We just keep trying parts on the car, we keep bringing new bits. It seems like they are working so I’m happy with that.
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Friday Recap (Haas)
Guenther Steiner: “We’re still lacking speed – which we knew coming here. We’ll be a little bit on our backfoot here at Silverstone, that became a little more evident in second practice obviously.”
Drugovich takes maiden F2 pole ahead of Ilott at Silverstone (F2)
“Rookie Felipe Drugovich’s incredible start to life in Formula 2 continued in Silverstone as he took his, and MP Motorsport’s, first ever pole position in the Championship. In the four rounds of the season so far, the Brazilian has transformed himself from an unlikely underdog, to a Championship contender, and beat out home hero Callum Ilott for first by 0.139s.”
Sargeant beats Lawson to maiden F3 pole in Silverstone (F3)
“Lawson was knocked off provisional pole by Sargeant, who set a time of 1’46.257, while Piastri had to settle for third place. Fewtrell found enough on his final lap for fourth, ahead of Vesti in fifth.”
Mixed fortunes on Friday (Ferrari)
“There was a time when there were maybe six or seven German drivers around, so it’s nice that I’m not the only one! It’s good for Nico (Hulkenberg) but for sure we also hope Sergio (Perez) gets better soon.”
Free practice (AlphaTauri)
“Tyre temperatures were quite an issue as it was very easy to overheat them, particularly with the very high pressures we have to run here, so the car was operating in a very different area compared to the previous events, where the temperature was cooler and the pressure was lower.”
British GP practice (Williams)
“Compared to Hungary we thought that we might struggle a little more here, but we made decent progress today and we are a bit closer to our competitors than we feared.”
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