Verstappen leads first day of testing

By on Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Two days after scoring Red Bull’s 150th podium at the Spanish GP, Max Verstappen was today back behind the wheel of the RB14 at the Circuit de Barcelona as the first in-season test of the current Formula 1 campaign got underway. The Dutch driver worked through 148 laps of the track on his way to the top of the timesheet, logging a time of 1:17.528 on supersoft tyres in the final hour of the session.

“Today was about gaining even more understanding of the car and tyres and we completed more than the programme we set out, so it was very good", says Verstappen.

"We did a lot of laps today and I think if it was day one of winter testing I’d feel it, but it was no problem today and physically everything was fine. That’s my test over now and the next stop for me is Zandvoort this coming Sunday, where Daniel, myself and David Coulthard will be doing some show car runs, and I hope we can give all the fans there a really good show.”

Test results

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