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Understand: Mercedes is still faster

Despite the double best time in the second Free Training of Budapest Pierre Gasly and Max Verstappen assume that Mercedes at the Hungaroring will have his nose in front of Red Bull:We are fast, but Mercedes is still faster”, says Verstappen after his second place of Friday.

This also coincides with the actual times, Because in Friday’s grade, Lewis Hamilton has his nose in front of a dozen and a half customers. The Mercedes pilot had taken the best time in the first training, which could not be beaten in the wet second session.

But because it rained occasionally in the first session, lessons from Friday are difficult to draw.” I’m not so sure,”says Understand on the question of whether he could learn anything today. Nevertheless, he is of the opinion t hat the day at least has brought “enough” for the team, “because we have tested a lot on the car”.

Interception satisfied with Friday in Hungary

His conclusion after the day is also satisfactory: “Everything has worked well. It was a positive day,”he says. It didn’t look like it at first practice. Hiding there had often complained about a nervous car and also turned twice. But he takes this with humor: “Spinning is winning, I would say,” he laughs.

Red Bull tried a few things in his first training to understand the car. “Spinning is winning, I think.” And that’s what training is for,”he says. In the second training Hidden was then quite satisfied with the car.” The car seems to be working,”he praises. I think we are quite competitive.”

Team colleague Pierre Gasly knows that his best time in the afternoon means”not so much”. The Frenchman was also on softer wheels than the competition behind him and can therefore classify his time. But he emphasizes: “The most important thing is that FT1 and FT2 were strong, both in dry and wet. I am so happy with the car and the few laps.”

He also considered Mercedes to be fast and also anticipates Ferrari, although the Reds were on their way in the afternoon und er distant lights.” Ferrari didn’t really show the full Pace. We know that they will be in qualifying,”Gasly, who has no idea what Saturday will look like,”It could become unpredictable. Hence it was good to get a few laps in the afternoon in the dry and wet.”