Despite a crash in the second practice, Max Verstappen looks back on the first day at Spa-Francorchamps with a good feeling.

The Dutchman finished fastest on Friday in Belgium.

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"We still have to



a bit

, but it was a good day," 23-year-old Verstappen told

Sky Sports


"Overall I'm very happy, it's a positive start to the weekend. We'll have to keep a close eye on the weather, but for now I'm happy with the set-up of the car."

Although Verstappen was fastest in the second free practice, he finished in the tire stack with his Red Bull.

The Dutchman lost control of his car in Malmedy and thus caused the training to end prematurely.

"I don't know exactly what happened there," continued Verstappen, who saw that the damage to his car was not too bad.

"I had a bit too much understeer and suddenly lost the rear. Unfortunately I couldn't correct anymore and hit the wall. That's a shame, but all in all it was a positive day."

Behind Verstappen, Mercedes drivers Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton narrowly finished second and third.

The third free practice session will take place at Spa on Saturday at 12 noon, followed by qualifying at 3 p.m.

The race starts on Sunday at 3 p.m.

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