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Max Verstappen made an impressive start to his Red Bull career in Friday practice at Barcelona - but was still beaten by Daniel

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Max Verstappen made an impressive start to his Red Bull career in Friday practice at Barcelona - but was still beaten by Daniel Ricciardo in both sessions. Carlton Fisk White Sox Jersey . Driving the RB12 car for the first time, Verstappens fastest time was within two tenths of Ricciardos best - a commendable effort in machinery that remains unfamiliar to the Dutch teenager despite intensive running in the Red Bull simulator since his sudden promotion a week ago.By contrast, Daniil Kvyat, who lost his seat to Verstappen at Red Bull, was over a second shy of Carlos Sainzs outstanding effort as the young Spaniard wrestled his Toro Rosso car to fifth - just ahead of Ricciardo. Im happy - for the first day I cant complain, said Verstappen. I am still learning a lot about the car of course, but its getting better and better all the time. We did a lot of work, a lot of laps and I think thats the most important thing for me at the moment.Its completely different, the seat position, the steering wheel position the switches, the procedures. But I think it was a very good day for me today. How the Red Bull swappers compared in Spanish GP Friday practice Driver Team Time to leader Position Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso +1.209 5th Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull +1.272 6th Max Verstappen Red Bull +1.453 8th Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso +2.453 15th Verstappen was also within a tenth of Ricciardo during Practice One, prompting team boss Christian Horner to enthuse: He has done remarkably well, his first flying lap in the car was very impressive.Hes settled in, but what I think it demonstrates as well is that the simulators are so good these days the guys turn up here pretty well prepared.In full: Christian Horner Q&AAccording to Horner, the Verstappen-Ricciardo partnership has the potential to become the best in F1.You can see he is pretty special, he came into Formula 1 last year and had a sensational first year and has carried that momentum into this year, the Red Bull boss added of his new charge. Vote: The best line-up in F1 Lewis and Nico? Max and Daniel? Fernando and Jenson? Or Seb and Kimi? Watching from trackside, Sky F1 analyst Martin Brundle added: For a teenager, his confidence is extraordinary. His first flying lap was immediately on the pace and he was right in there at the end of the session with Daniel Ricciardo. Its no surprise because thats how good he is.Daniel probably thought that he had Daniil Kvyat well covered and even if he is in the form of his life he will have one eye on this young tornado who has joined the team.Watch the Spanish GP live on Sky Sports F1. The race starts at 1pm on Sunday, with build-up underway at 11.30am. Or watch the race without a contract for £6.99 on NOW TV. Also See: Sainz stars in Barca practice Christian Horner Q&A Harold Baines White Sox Jersey . Messis father, Jorge Horacio Messi, is apparently still under investigation for an alleged 4 million euros ($5.3 million) in unpaid taxes from Messis image rights from 2007-09. 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