Max Verstappen was very pleased with his first pole position in Austin. The World Cup leader knows Lewis Hamilton next to him on the front row on Sunday.
,, My first lap in Q3 wasn’t great and on the last lap it started to drizzle a bit, so I wasn’t sure I could hold my time. Fortunately, it was enough to take pole,” said Verstappen, who complimented his Red Bull team and stated that his car felt a lot better than Friday. , With Sergio Pérez also in third place, this is a very strong performance as a team. Hopefully, we can repeat that on Sunday.”
Hamilton was very fast with Mercedes in the first free practice on Friday but saw that he was no match for Verstappen a day later. , Those guys were very fast”, said the seven-time world champion. , I was satisfied with that last lap, I think it was all there was to it. Hopefully, we can have a good race tomorrow, heading straight into Turn 1.”
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