Red Bull crash saga closed says Marko


As for Ricciardo, the Aussie said: "The first thing I said afterwards was that I still want to race".

"Friday paints one picture but you are never really sure about what is going to happen", said Ricciardo.

"Q3 I think we [Verstappen] both put in a good lap on the supers, which I don't think was our preferred tyre, just the way the vehicle is feeling this weekend I felt the softs were better so that is why I went for them in the second part of Q3". "I don't know what I could have done more with what we had".

Ricciardo said he struggled with his auto despite recording the fastest lap of the race by over six tenths of a second in the closing stages.

Red Bull have had previous when it comes to team-mates colliding.

"We are in a hard position because we want to not only beat each other but try and attack Kimi [Raikkonen, who starts fourth] or whoever is in front of us".

With the events of Baku still very much fresh in the mind, where both drivers took each other out, there will likely be a few nerves when they head into the often tricky first sequence of corners on Lap 1. "So it's even harder for us because we lose even more speed because of the friction from the tyres so we just lose more top speed". Some tracks it's a bit closer, some tracks it's a bit further away, just also depends on how long the straights are. We talk about costs and being responsible but what has just been introduced is a completely new concept which will cost millions and millions of pounds.

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Marko added: "They have to have enough brains that they don't get into a situation like that". "We don't have that power mode".

Verstappen is happy with the call and the lack of team orders.

"I still don't know what is the fastest tire to be honest", continued Verstappen.

Many drivers were struggling to make the super-soft work at all on one qualifying lap and it looked as if teams would be trying to minimise running on what would before the weekend have been expected to be the qualifying tyre. I think Mercedes went on the soft? I see the parallels. "So next time he has to think even more than he did before".

"Just fast but not with the ease to be able to do it for consistent laps for the whole race".

"So a lot of people will be choosing the Soft and the Medium".