Verstappen: Red Bull can be second best team

By on Friday, July 8, 2016
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Red Bull/Getty Images

Max Verstappen believes Red Bull can emerge as Mercedes' closest challenger during the British Grand Prix, after the squad edged out Ferrari in Friday's second practice session.

Verstappen finished third quickest at Silverstone, with Daniel Ricciardo in second place, as Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton led the way.

"I enjoy driving here and we are competitive, although it was a bit tricky in the second session with the wind but that’s the same for everyone," he said.

"[The] long run and short run pace was good so we are hoping to be close to the front.

"You never know what Ferrari or other teams will do but for the moment we are very happy with where we are, it’s a bit of a power track but there are still some corners which suit us.

"We are not too far off the Mercedes which is always good. There were one or two balance issues so we will make some changes overnight because you always want to be going forward and remain up front.

"I’m pretty happy but I want to go even faster tomorrow. I think if we can be the second team on the grid and that would be very good."

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