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Verstappen: Short FP2 not the end of the world

What a difference three weeks makes! After dominating free practice throughout the season-opener in Bahrain, Max Verstappen had a day he would rather forget on Friday at Imola. The Red Bull driver played second fiddle to Mercedes in FP1 and, then, in FP2 a driveshaft problem rendered the RB16B to the garage with only five laps clocked. The team must have felt a sense of deja vu as the venue in Italy has not been a happy hunting ground for them, yet. Last year a tyre failure scuppered Max's chances and resulted in a DNF at the first Emilia Romagna Grand Prix. Same place, same story. Lady Luck is not on his side at Imola. Verstappen said as much in the Red Bull team report: “I like Italy....
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