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RB F1 Jeddah Performance

RB F1’s Mixed Results on Jeddah’s Fast Track

08/03/2024

After the first day at the Saudi Arabian GP, RB F1 shows mixed results, with Tsunoda near top 10 and Ricciardo struggling.

RB F1’s performance in Jeddah is challenging to gauge after the opening day of the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix. Yuki Tsunoda was close to the top 10, while Daniel Ricciardo languished at the bottom of the standings, leaving the VCARB 01’s true potential on this ultra-fast circuit unknown.

“The day overall was good,” stated the Japanese driver. “There are still some areas to improve on tonight, but the car feels good in terms of balance. The data we collected during today’s two practice sessions are crucial and will help us find more time for tomorrow.”

“I missed Q3 by seven thousandths of a second last week in Bahrain, which shows how tight the field is, but it keeps the team and myself motivated and focused. Tonight will be about fine-tuning the settings and getting everything ready for tomorrow and Saturday’s race.”

Mixed Results in Jeddah FP2

His teammate elaborated on the day’s progress and shared his feelings after the start of this Saudi weekend: “FP2 went in two phases. We were competitive with the first set of soft tires, but I struggled a lot with the second set.”

“The track was improving, and everyone was getting faster, but I really struggled to improve my time due to encountering traffic and not feeling the bite. The second set was a bit mysterious, so there’s something to learn from that, but looking at the first, we’re not too discouraged.”

“We’ll get back to work tonight and figure out how we can put it all together. As for tomorrow, it’s really hard to predict the outcome as the standings were very tight today.”

“The circuit is really different from Bahrain; the surface and tire behavior are different. It’s a fantastic track, so I think qualifying will be fun tomorrow.”

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