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Ricciardo 6th and Verstappen 8th on Friday free practice for the Spanish GP

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Ricciardo 6th and Verstappen 8th on Friday free practice for the Spanish GP
May 13, 2016, 8:14 PM

Max Verstappen: "I just wanted to experience the car, I was eager to just go out and drive."

Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull Racing RB12
Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing RB12
Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull Racing RB12
Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing RB12
Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing RB12
Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari SF16-H

Daniel Ricciardo

First Practice Session: Position: 5, Best Time: 1:25.416, Laps: 25
Second Practice Session: Position: 6, Best Time: 1:25.194, Laps: 37

“Everyone is keeping a close eye on the team this weekend to see how Max goes; I’m a small part of it, but it’s exciting. Coming into the weekend we are expected to be the top five, so we’ll keep that goal; anything better than that will just mean bigger smiles. I was relatively happy with today; I think there is a bit more for us to find, but generally it was a good day. I know what this car is capable of, so a few changes tonight and then tomorrow hopefully we will be a bit further up the front. We did a good long run on the soft and the medium, which gave us a lot of good tyre information. This has given us the info we need for tonight to make smart decisions for tomorrow.”

Max Verstappen

First Practice Session: Position: 6, Best Time: 1:25.585, Laps: 29
Second Practice Session: Position: 8, Best Time: 1:25.375, Laps: 31

“I’m happy; for a first day you can’t complain! We got through a lot of work and did a lot of laps and I think that’s the most important thing for me at the moment. I’m still getting used to the car, I don’t feel its full limit yet. It’s a new car, but I wasn’t nervous this morning, I just wanted to experience the car, I was eager to just go out and drive. I’m still learning a lot about the car; the seat position, the steering wheel position, all the switches and the procedures are all completely different to the Toro Rosso, but we are working on it and it’s getting better and better. Red Bull Racing is a good team and I enjoy working with them. If we have a good feeling tomorrow I will do my best and from there on we will see what happens; for sure you need a few weekends to be fully comfortable.”

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