After an encouraging day of conducting in Australia for RedBull , the sole blemish on your afternoon was an engine issue on that pushed Gasly in to the pits .

“There was a little loss of power to the previous lap, thus we decided to pit to look to it,” said the Frenchman, who wound up fourth quickest in second clinic.

Following a test by Honda, the Japanese manufacturer afterward confirmed that the ability unit had a slight unspecified issue, and the issue would not affect working on Saturday.

In terms of the car advancement, Gasly was encouraged since he finished up right behind teammate Max Verstappen at the afternoon

“I did what was possible with the car, but there is still work to be accomplished.

“I presume we saw Mercedes is fast, as we expected, and at the moment we decide to make an effort to focus on the package and just how to make the best from it”

Verstappen was not getting too caught up about ending up ahead of pre-season favourite Ferrari, since he said Red Bull had tons of room for advancement.

“We can only look at ourselves and also for sure we have things to improve,” said the Dutchman.

“I presume everybody has: it really could be the first day. It has been fine. Mercedes looks very speedy. We’ve got lots of work to perform and certainly will analyse a good deal.

“By the motor, zero issues. It ran very smoothly and it was fine. We’ll learn more tomorrow”

Asked if he believed Ferrari had been sandbagging in second clinic, Verstappen said:”I really don’t understand. You should inquire! I actually don’t have an answer for them. We only focus on ourselves and we still have a job to do”