Verstappen said that the 2022 cars are generally enjoyable to drive.
“They’re definitely a bit stiffer than before. But I don’t mind, the car is quite enjoyable to drive, it’s just a bit different.
“So we are still in the learning phase, you only have question that the weight is always going up and up whereas you know, the cars become a little bit less agile in the low speed corners, but the balance and through the high speed corners is quite nice.
“Just with the tyres, they’re quite a bit bigger. So visibility is a bit different. Which I think on a track like this is less of a problem. But when you go to the street circuits it’s going to be a little bit more challenging.”
Sebastian Vettel agreed that weight was the biggest issues with the 2022 cars: “That’s probably the only downside, just the weight, I think they feel too heavy. But it is where we are, for many reasons and the current trend. But that would be at the minute the only downside.”