British GP: Red Bull struggling with balance at start of weekend

Red Bull’s Dr Helmut Marko has said that the team is currently struggling to find the right balance with the car ahead of qualifying at Silverstone.

The Milton Keynes-based team is looking to extend its winning run this weekend on home turf, with them having been on the top step at everyr race since round four.

Indeed, from Imola onwards the Bulls have been charging along, but Marko has revealed that they’re still working on a few things in terms of balance this weekend as they bid to maintain their form.

Marko told motorsport-magazin.com: “We can’t find the right balance, have understeer and oversteer, too little grip in the slow corners.

“We are not working in the right direction yet.”

Of course, few will suddenly feel that this means Red Bull are going to be nowhere this weekend, but they do ultimately need to find the ideal balance around a track that has such fast corners like Maggotts, Becketts and Copse here at Silverstone.

Speaking in the Team Principal press conference on Saturday morning, meanwhile, Christian Horner revealed that Sergio Perez was suffering ‘one or two issues’ with the car on Friday, with the Mexican seeing himself a little off of the pace.

Horner said that those had been fixed overnight, though, and so Perez should be good to go to compete strongly in qualifying later this afternoon.

Verstappen, meanwhile, was fourth fastest in FP2, after FP1 proved a washout on Friday, and the Dutchman will have eyes on climbing those standings in quali with Carlos Sainz, Lewis Hamilton and Lando Norris all going faster than him in the second session.

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