Verstappen: We’re still lacking a bit of top speed

Verstappen: We’re still lacking a bit of top speed

Daniel Ricciardo added: Max had a good day and I think Mercedes look really strong

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Max Verstappen
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Max Verstappen was fastest in both Friday practice sessions for the Canadian Grand Prix, But he said that he is lacking a bit of top speed compared to Mercedes.

“It was a good day, the Dutchman said. – The car is working well but we’re still lacking a bit of top speed. We could see that in the long runs.

Especially Mercedes they’re looking very quick there.

But I think we are not too far away so just generally a positive day. The car is working really well, we didn’t need to change a lot setup wise. It means that it’s working, and you just follow the track.”

His team mate Daniel Ricciardo added:

“Max had a good day and I think Mercedes look really strong in Montreal. The time they did on the ultras was quick, so on the hypers I think they would have got into the 1 minute 11s. We will see tomorrow. Hopefully we will just get a smooth P3 and will have to force a long run as well to see what the tyres are doing.

We didn’t really get a long run today. But Max’s pace was good and we will be OK tomorrow. We had what looked like an electrical problem. We had some problems this morning and they tried to fix it during lunch but it didn’t improve. So we had to try and fix that. In the end it was a bit better so we made some improvements.”

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