Yuki Tsunoda #22
Third Practice Session – Best lap: 1:14.420, pos. 18th, 22 laps
Qualifying – Best lap: (Q1) 1:12.985, pos. 17th

“We’ve been struggling with pace this weekend and tried multiple things to try and improve, and in the end, I felt better in qualifying than in Free Practice. At least I’m happy with my lap and feel like I was able to maximise the current package. The last races have been going well and even if it’s a shame, I think it’s important that we’re facing this more difficult moment together as a team. It’s a good opportunity to learn from our struggles and grow as a team. The most important thing is to remain positive, and we certainly will.”

Daniel Ricciardo #3
Third Practice Session – Best lap: 1:14.161, pos. 16th, 17 laps
Qualifying – Best lap: (Q1) 1:13.075, pos. 18th

“It’s a tricky weekend. We have a lot of new parts on the car, and we still need to understand the best way to make them work. After yesterday, when we were still finding a bit of balance, we made pretty big changes overnight and today in qualifying the car felt much more together. We made progress in terms of feeling and balance, but unfortunately, we’re still in a tough spot in terms of the stopwatch. Being out of Q1 with both cars, especially using three sets of soft each, shows that at the moment, we don’t have the pace. There’s still more to find and we’ll keep chipping away. Tomorrow is going to come around quick, but we have a few races ahead of us with similar track characteristics, so we obviously need to figure out together the things we’re missing.”

Jody Egginton (Technical Director)

“It’s fair to say that despite the hard work by everyone and changes made overnight, combined with initial feedback on the updates highlighting that on a macro level they have broadly met expectations, we have not been able to extract enough from the car so far here in Barcelona. With the midfield battle being so close, it’s very easy to go to the back of the group if you are struggling, which is what we have unfortunately seen today. In terms of car balance, there has been some improvement. This alone has not been enough, so clearly, we have a lot of homework to do tonight, but also ahead of Austria, to extract more from the car and a large part of this work will be analysing in detail the aero data we have gathered here in Barcelona. On the flip side, both drivers have done a good job of supporting the engineering team with feedback on the numerous test items we have evaluated here and also extracting the maximum from the cars we have been able to provide them with, so we have plenty of data to work with to make the necessary steps forward.”


1Lando NorrisMcLaren1:11.383
2Max VerstappenOracle Red Bull Racing1:11.403
3Lewis HamiltonMercedes1:11.701
4George RussellMercedes1:11.703
5Charles LeclercFerrari1:11.731
6Carlos SainzFerrari1:11.736
7Pierre GaslyAlpine1:11.857
8Sergio PerezOracle Red Bull Racing1:12.061
9Esteban OconAlpine1:12.125
10Oscar PiastriMcLarenDNF
11Fernando AlonsoAston Martin Aramco1:12.128
12Valtteri BottasKick Sauber1:12.227
13Nico HulkenbergHaas1:12.310
14Lance StrollAston Martin Aramco1:12.372
15Guanyu ZhouKick Sauber1:12.738
16Kevin MagnussenHaas1:12.937
17Yuki TsunodaVisa Cash App RB1:12.985
18Daniel RicciardoVisa Cash App RB1:13.075
19Alexander AlbonWilliams1:13.153
20Logan SargeantWilliams1:13.509