F1 2024
Round 12

Verstappen finishes P2 in the British GP

gb Silverstone

Round 12 of the season, British Grand Prix took place at Silverstone Circuit. Max Verstappen of Oracle Red Bull Racing, supported by Honda as a Team Partner, finished P2. Visa Cash App RB Formula One Team's Yuki Tsunoda finished P10.

Verstappen finishes P2 in the British GP

Visa Cash App RB Formula One Team's Daniel Ricciardo finished P13. Sergio Perez of Oracle Red Bull Racing was P17.

Max Verstappen
Max Verstappen 1
Oracle Red Bull Racing
It was difficult today to manage especially with the rain, but looking at pure performance we were too slow in the first stint and overall struggled with tyre degradation. At one point it was looking like we might finish P5 or P6, but we made all of the right calls, especially with pitstops, and that put us back into contention. When it started to rain we didn’t want to take too much risk as I was already struggling with grip, and the Team also put the hard tyre on at the end and that definitely saved my race as I was the only one on the hard tyre and was able to really push. Out of a tough situation we still finished second, and extended our Championship leads, and that of course is a very strong result for us. We’re halfway through the season now and we have a bit of work to do still to finish the season where we want to be.

Yuki Tsunoda
Yuki Tsunoda 22
Visa Cash App RB Formula One Team
It was a good but tough race. Based on the pace we had in Free Practice we knew it would be difficult to score points in dry conditions, so I think the wet conditions helped us keep the gap to the cars in front small. Normally, in previous races I haven’t appreciated the rain, but I think it helped us today. It’s one point and we take it. Now we look ahead and move forward, and I’m excited about using what we’ve learnt over the last couple of weekends for the coming races before the break. Hungary has a mix of high and low speed, so hopefully we can use our strengths and fight in the top ten.

Daniel Ricciardo
Daniel Ricciardo 3
Visa Cash App RB Formula One Team
It was a mixed conditions race which was exciting; ultimately grabbing some opportunities, but unfortunately, we were not competitive. It was one of those days where we struggled more than we should have, so we’ll try to get into it and figure out why. In the last three weekends, I think we have lost out a little bit on the latest upgrades battle compared to some of our competitors in the midfield, so we’ve got some work to do looking at the next races. It’s good now to have a week off for all of us to reset and come back to Budapest which is a completely different circuit.

Sergio Perez
Sergio Perez 11
Oracle Red Bull Racing
This is a day to forget, nothing really worked for us, we gambled initially to try and go for it and unfortunately, we didn’t have what we needed today. We took a risk on the intermediate tyre early on, thinking there was going to be more rain, more quickly and it was just too early, we lost a lot of ground and the tyre was completely gone. We were out of position for the whole race, and it was really difficult to manage the race. I am very disappointed, but it is time to move forward, I am happy there is a little break now, we need to regroup as a Team and do some important work. We need a clean weekend now, a weekend of progression to get back to our rhythm. Hungary and Belgium are weekends where we have to get back to our form.

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