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World champion Max Verstappen admits ‘work to do’ in Bahrain




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Double world champion Max Verstappen admitted Red Bull has “work to do” to catch Fernando Alonso after the Aston Martin driver was taken out in second practice on Friday at the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix. The 25-year-old Dutchman finished second behind the 41-year-old Spaniard, ahead of teammate Sergio Pérez, who was fastest in the first opening practice session.

When asked about the pace of the Aston Martin, Verstappen said, “They are fast.”

“But you could see they were competitive when in the test. They had a great day – and we have work to do.

“We know we have a very competitive package, but it’s all about putting the pieces together.”

Verstappen said he and the team had endured a tough day.

“The first practice was really bad. I just couldn’t find a balance, which was a bit strange because in testing, whatever we tried – we didn’t get very far, so we have some things to figure out.”

“Even in the second practice, it was difficult, but I think on the short run it wasn’t too bad and the car felt more connected. I just need to find my rhythm again.

“If I feel happy in the car again and I can then we are very quick, but making sure the car doesn’t go out the window for long.”

Verstappen has never won a season-opening race or won the Bahrain Grand Prix.

(This story has not been edited by NDTV staff and was auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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