The pilot of Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen, who became fourth after qualifying in Brazil, stated that at Interlagos Mercedes and Ferrari have an advantage over the Austrian team.
“I looked at the GPS data, according to which we lack half a second on the straights here we have a lag – quoted AUTOSPORT.com max. – Yes, we could slightly improve the balance of the car, but it was difficult for us to compete for pole position with the leaders.
I knew that this track could be harder for us – and it did.
In the race Red Bull will catch up to the leaders, but I’m not sure that we’ll be close enough to give them a fight”.
His teammate Daniel ricciardo finished the qualification of the fifth, but will start from the depths of the peloton because of a penalty for changing elements of the power plant of Renault. After Saturday’s races, Daniel was dissatisfied with the work of tyres Pirelli.
“Apparently, I’m going to start in the 14-15 places,’ said the Australian. – In the third segment I could not squeeze anything out of Supersoft. I think that the leaders passed five fast laps on the Supersoft, and we – only three.
Honestly, I’m glad I start on the Soft tyres. This means that we will be faster on the new Supersoft in the closing stages of the race. While the team may not understand the situation with the tires, but engineers are trying their best.
I was honest with the team and always admit guilt in the wheels locking or idiotic behavior on the road, but it was a very different case.”
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