Verstappen highlights British GP concerns despite a ‘positive’ day.

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Max Verstappen expressed satisfaction with his performance during practice sessions but remains cautious about the potential impact of weather conditions on Red Bull’s qualifying performance for the British Grand Prix.

The talented Dutch driver showcased his skill by setting a lap time of 1:28.078s, putting him 0.022s ahead of Carlos Sainz. Verstappen appeared comfortable and confident on the track.

All the teams, including Red Bull, were using the new Pirelli construction that made its debut at this weekend’s race. This upgraded construction is specifically engineered to handle increased loads more effectively, enhancing the overall performance of the cars.

Verstappen observed that the track conditions offered limited grip during the early stages of the practice sessions. This was primarily attributed to the higher tyre pressures that the teams were utilizing.

“It was quite slippery in the beginning which was due to the high pressures we are running on these tyres. Makes it a bit more difficult in the low speed,” said the 25-year-old.

“Overall, the performance has been strong in both sessions and our long runs looked good as well, so pretty positive.”

Despite the scorching temperatures experienced at Silverstone on Friday, there is a forecast of unpredictable wet weather for Saturday’s qualifying session.

Verstappen, aiming to secure his first victory at the British Grand Prix, expressed caution regarding the potential challenges this changeable weather could present for Red Bull and their performance on the track.

 “Let’s see tomorrow, of course, also with the weather. From outside we want to improve the car a little bit, but overall it’s been a strong day again,” Verstappen added.