F1 2024
Round 12

Verstappen is P4, Tsunoda is P13 in the British GP Qualifying

gb Silverstone

Round 12 of the season, British Grand Prix took place at Silverstone. Max Verstappen of Oracle Red Bull Racing, supported by Honda as a Team Partner, was P4. Visa Cash App RB Formula One Team's Yuki Tsunoda was P13.

Verstappen is P4, Tsunoda is P13 in the British GP Qualifying

Visa Cash App RB Formula One Team's Daniel Ricciardo was P15. Sergio Perez of Oracle Red Bull Racing was P19.

Max Verstappen
Max Verstappen 1
Oracle Red Bull Racing
A mixed Saturday. It was unlucky timing when I came out of turn seven and it started to rain, I tried to slow down in to that corner but the car still snapped on me and I was focused on keeping it out of the wall. Going in the gravel ripped up my floor and we had pretty significant damage from there on out. The Team did a great job trying to recover some of the bits and optimise the balance from front to rear, but it majorly affected our qualifying. I was lucky to be in Q3 after that, and in the end to qualify in P4 was a bit of a positive surprise and the best we could do today. For the race, first we need a new floor, but I think it will be an exciting race and we will probably be a bit more on the attack trying to move up the grid as McLaren and Mercedes have been really quick in every session and have had a good weekend so far. Tomorrow is a new day, we’ll have to wait and see what the weather will do as well but I’m confident that if we have a clean car we can be in the mix.

Yuki Tsunoda
Yuki Tsunoda 22
Visa Cash App RB Formula One Team
I’m happy with how we handled today; the team and I worked well together and communicated during qualifying to adapt to the changing weather conditions. We knew it would be difficult coming into quali because we’ve been lacking pace throughout Free Practice, and it’s a shame we haven’t been able to quite turn it around as much as we would’ve liked to, but the field is tight, and anything can happen. We’re struggling with pace in the high-speed corners at this track, which is similar to last week, but we’ll work hard to maximise our performance tomorrow. We had good pace in the wet and we’ll adapt based on the weather conditions and communicate, that’s the key.

Daniel Ricciardo
Daniel Ricciardo 3
Visa Cash App RB Formula One Team
I’m not particularly happy with today’s qualifying; it wasn’t a good session, and this is something we need to figure out. Both runs in Q2 didn’t go as expected, and we struggled to get the lap in, leading me to do some overtaking in the last corner, which is something I hate when people do it to me. I started my last push lap a couple of seconds behind Zhou, and with the dirty air, you’re never going to get a good lap. The last three weekends haven’t been easy, but we found a way to make it work. Coming into Silverstone with the same struggles has also added to today’s frustrations because we don’t have the luxury to be able to get things wrong. We’ll address all we need during tonight’s debrief and look ahead at the race.

Sergio Perez
Sergio Perez 11
Oracle Red Bull Racing
It was a silly mistake out there, I was one of the first to switch to the slick tyre and we saw a lot of mistakes in the conditions, unfortunately I was the one who got the worst of it.  I got caught out, I was trying to warm up the tyres and I had a lock up going into turn nine, I went off the track and there was standing water, as I tried to stop the car I lost the rear and went into the gravel. I messed up today and it hurts a lot because to let your Team down that way is not nice, especially as it had been a very solid weekend up to now. It’s frustrating because I think we had good pace, we were very strong on Friday and this morning, I was in the rhythm and it’s a shame we didn’t get to show it. It will be hard to recover from the back of the grid but let’s see what we are able to do tomorrow, we must limit the damage and hope things go in our favour.

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