Red Bull's Chief Advisor Dr Helmut Marko explained that his team in Suzuki could only compete against one Mercedes racer, while Lewis Hamilton was too fast for the Red Bulls team this time.
Max Verstappen finished third in the second free practice, with the Dutch only behind both Mercedes drivers, who are in excellent shape in Suzuki.
Helmut Marko believes that Red Bull should focus primarily on how to overtake Valtteri Bottas.
“We started this weekend the right way, and our car works very well. Realistically, we are at Bottas level, while Hamilton is probably too fast for us. His rhythm for the race is extraordinary and I think he is out of our reach this time. “