Max Verstappen got P3 in Saturday qualifying. The driver said he is pretty happy with the car and what the team could show in the session.
"I think we did a good job in qualifying, extracting everything we could from the car. We know that over one lap we struggle a bit compared to Mercedes but on the long runs it is all closer and we can extract a bit more from our car," – Max said.
Despite the good results Verstappen believes P3 is a maximum that his team could achieve.
"It seems like I have a subscription to P3 at the moment as I have been there for the whole weekend but we will try to improve on that tomorrow! I felt very happy on the long runs yesterday, with the balance of the car and the wear of the tyres so I hope that will be the same for tomorrow when it will still be warm but not as warm as today."
However Max is ready to fight with the main Red Bull’s competitors – Mercedes.
"We will try to stay as close to Mercedes as possible, put pressure on them and hopefully we can have a good fight. I am confident that we can do a good job. It will be hard to beat Mercedes as they still look very fast but we don’t give up," – the driver added.
Tomorrow Verstappen will start the race on Soft tyres, last week start on Hard helped him to win. The Dutch explained it that at Barcelona "the Soft tyres are good for starting here". Usually, the softest tyres are difficult, because they lose their condition very quickly. However, according to Max, at this track everything is different.