The duel between was expected Max Verstappen – house idol – and Lewis Hamilton. Instead, on the new and spectacular circuit of Zandvoort, on Friday free practice he smiled, a little surprisingly, at two Ferrari by Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz. The reds in fact finished the second free practice session in first and second place, ahead of Verstappen by more than three tenths, ‘only’ fifth and slowed down, at the time of his fastest lap, by a red flag and – on the second attempt – by of traffic in front of him. However, the weekend is long and the Ferrari drivers themselves were the first to throw water on the fire of enthusiasm.
At Red Bull, on the other hand, he thought about it Helmut Marko to dismiss the double-win of the two SF21s from a sort of ‘road accident’. Interviewed by the German site Auto Motor und Sport in fact, the Austrian executive highlighted how “Ferrari always runs with less fuel on Fridays. And in long runs we are stronger “. Those who do not seem to trust the reds, capable this year of harpooning two pole positions in the two city circuits – Monte-Carlo and Baku – with Charles Leclerc is the team principal of Milton Keynes, Christian Horner. Compared to Marko, the English manager has in fact commented more cautiously on the exploit of Maranello. “Ferrari can be dangerous for us here. We know from Monte Carlo how good they can be on this type of circuits “ has warned the number one of the Red Bull wall.
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