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The Dutchman Max Verstappen (Red Bull), leader of the Formula One World Championship, who will start first this Saturday in the sprint test that will decide the qualification for the Austrian Grand Prixeleventh in the championship, stated at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg that he is “happy with the ‘pole’, but” that the points will be shared this Saturday (the top eight) “and on Sunday.”
“It was a very tight qualifying. This is a track where it’s hard to get it right. It doesn’t have many curves (ten, in total) and it’s easy to make a mistake in any of them”, commented ‘Mad Max’, 24, who leads the World Cup with 181 points, 34 more than his teammate, the Mexican Sergio Pérez and that this Friday he added his seventeenth ‘pole’ in F1, the third of the season.
Max Verstappen happy with pole position
“I’m happy with the ‘pole’, but the points will be distributed on Saturday and, above all, on Sunday“, warned Verstappen, who has 26 victories in the queen category, six of them this year; during which he also won the sprint race held in Imola (Italy), corresponding to the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix.
“I hope to have a clean first corner and from there, to be able to open a gap”, explained the last world champion, who wears the number 1 on his car, instead of the 33, with which he competed before being crowned last year. : when among the ten races he won he counted the two that took place on the circuit owned by his team: the Styrian Grand Prix and the Austrian Grand Prix.
Grateful for the support received
Verstappen thank you for the support you receiveone more season, of the thousands of compatriots who cheer him on from the stands of Spielberg’s Red Bull Ring.
“The truth is that they make me win a few tenths on each lap; hopefully we can have a good weekend”, declared the sporting idol from the Netherlands this Friday in Austria.
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