‘In the pocket’: Lewis Hamilton made accusation against Red Bull ahead of qualifying
After Max Verstappen’s unequaled performance at the Belgian Grand Prix and the retirement of Lewis Hamilton In the first lap of the Dutch GP, the British driver will try to redeem himself for what happened at Spa-Francorchamps. However, despite Red Bull Racing having dropped his performance a bit, the seven-time world champion driver knows what the Milton Keynes team and the Dutchman are capable of with the RB18, so his target is more than realistic.
Lewis Hamilton he placed first in both free practice sessions at the Zandvoort circuit, while Max Verstappen had serious problems with his car. After the first trainings, the seven-time world champion spoke to the media and assured that, despite the good performances of Mercedes and the failures of the Dutchman, Red Bull has “6 or 7 tenths in his pocket” for the qualifying round of the fifteenth race of the season .
“It’s too early to say what will happen, but in any case, we were much closer than in the past. Tonight we will work hard to solve some problems, but if we continue to improve it will be great. Max had a bit of a tough day and missed most of the first session, but Red Bull have around six or seven tenths in their pocket so it will be relatively easy for them.”assured Lewis Hamilton after free.
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For his part, George Russell, who set the fastest time in FP1 followed by rider number 44, ensured that the Mercedes car was working better. However, the 24-year-old is aware of the German team’s shortcomings in qualifying, so they will be looking for the best result to boost him in the race.
“The car is working better, there’s no doubt about it, but tomorrow it’s going to be tight qualifying. I think the McLaren will be fast, just like the Aston Martin. We are aware that a fast lap is our weak point, but we can be redeemed in the Obviously it will be crucial to qualify in a good position because it is impossible to fight for first or second place if you start from the third row here, ”explained Russell.
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