Verstappen said it was a special qualification in the Netherlands
the Dutch Max Verstappen of Red Bull, leader of the World Championship Formula 1admitted that his pole position at home, at the Dutch Grand Prix, was “special”, even more so after the complicated Friday he experienced, with a gearbox failure ten minutes into the first session. trials.
“It was a special classification, especially after the complicated day yesterday. We had to change a lot of things in the car. We had to polish it in the third free. I’m quite happy with Q3, there were very small margins and the last lap was compromised,” he said at the official press conference.
Verstappencurrent Formula 1 world champion, indicated that in this lap “he had a car in front” and that he had to “stop in the first sector”, but that he recovered in the second and that “was enough to pole”.
He admitted he had “risked everything” in that last lap and, although the Red Bull couldn’t show the superiority he had in the Belgian Grand Prix last week, he highlighted the recovery they had in Zandvoorta circuit very different from Spa.
“We have a full car, but you can see how quickly it changes. At Spa we dominated and here it seemed difficult at first. On high downforce tracks we find it harder to get the most out of the car, but it’s still fast and we made the right choice to make it fast,” he said.
the Dutch Max Verstappenhad to put the gas this Saturday in Q3 to clinch pole position in the Dutch Grand Prix of the Formula 1at home, where he felt the breath of the Ferraris of Monegasque Charles Leclerc and Spaniard Carlos Sainz.
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“Just great. Get well soon, “transmitted the champion to his team by radio after crossing the finish line with the best time in qualifying. After a complicated Friday, in which the gearbox stopped him ten minutes after the start of the first free practice sessions and he finished eighth in the second practice session, in Red Bull They pushed, adjusted the settings and took pole.
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