Verstappen: Maybe I attacked not aggressively enough

Verstappen: Maybe I attacked not aggressively enough

October 13, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

In Suzuka, Red Bull Racing racers qualified fifth and sixth, showing exactly the same lap time …

Max Verstappen (5th): “The qualification was not the best, and the fifth result is not at all what we expected. It’s good that the race starts very soon, I’ll try to recoup. In the second session, there were problems with the additional power mode of the power plant, but in the final everything was in order. Perhaps I attacked not aggressively enough. In addition, our machine is configured for high downforce, and the fact that I did not have the opportunity to use the slipstream on the lines did not help.

Today there is a very strong wind, especially in the second sector and the main line, but the conditions are the same for everyone, it makes no sense to complain. I’m saddened by the result in qualification, but I have no doubt that in the race we can work better. “

Alexander Elbon (6th): “This time I cleanly passed the qualification attempt, which I am very happy about. I don’t understand why Ferrari and Mercedes were so ahead of us, but I am pleased with my performance. On Saturday we did not work on the track, in qualification due to the wind the conditions were far from ideal – the car behaved differently than on Friday, but the situation was the same for everyone in any case. “The direction of the wind changed almost from circle to circle, the situation remained unstable, but what is, that is.”

Christian Horner, team leader: “In the difficult qualifications that took place in a strong wind, the first three rows remained with the three leading championship teams. Alexander performs for the first time in Suzuka, but today he rode a circle with the same time as Max Verstappen, and this is very cool. Ferrari impressively won the entire first row, but we and the rivals are already fully focused on the race, before the start of which there is very little time left. A busy Sunday schedule requires mechanics to quickly prepare the car for the race, in the next hour we will work extremely intensively. ”