FORMULA 1

MAX ON DAY THREE OF TESTING

“I think today was really positive,” said Max. “Whenever you do more than 100 laps at a test, that’s a good day. I’m happy with the way we’re working together with Honda so far, it’s very focused and everybody knows their job. What’s most important is that we have completed a lot of laps and investigated many set-up changes.
MONTMELO, SPAIN – FEBRUARY 20: Max Verstappen of the Netherlands driving the (33) Aston Martin Red Bull Racing RB15 behind Carlos Sainz of Spain driving the (55) McLaren F1 Team MCL34 Renault during day three of F1 Winter Testing at Circuit de Catalunya on February 20, 2019 in Montmelo, Spain. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)
With different regulations, you have to understand what direction to go in and that’s exactly what we’re doing. So far, it’s difficult to judge where we are compared to the other teams – we’ll find that out in Melbourne – but at the moment the car feels good.”
“For the first two days of the test, we were concentrating on accumulating mileage but today we switched focus and began to work on car set-up,” added Head of Race Engineering Guillaume Rocquelin. “Today, we switched to a different rear-wing that is more suited to this circuit.
MONTMELO, SPAIN – FEBRUARY 20: Max Verstappen of Netherlands and Red Bull Racing prepares to drive in the garage during day three of F1 Winter Testing at Circuit de Catalunya on February 20, 2019 in Montmelo, Spain. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)
That put us in the right ballpark for this track, and allowed us to get a better understanding of what the car can do. We made a lot of set-up changes throughout the afternoon, performance improved and we’re quite happy with how we ended the day.”