Dutch Grand Prix – Max Verstappen (Red Bull) takes pole ahead of Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) by 21 thousandths

Dutch Grand Prix – Max Verstappen (Red Bull) takes pole ahead of Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) by 21 thousandths
Dutch Grand Prix – Max Verstappen (Red Bull) takes pole ahead of Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) by 21 thousandths

This orange devil by Max Verstappen also knows how to go back to the tests! Starting 10th in Hungary and 14th in Belgium to win the last two Grand Prix, the Dutchman also came back from almost nowhere in 24 hours, in Zandvoort. On the circuit of his national Grand Prix, the world champion had had a very bad day on Friday.

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Stopped on the track by a broken gearbox on his 7th lap during the first training session, unable to find the balance on his Red Bull, for lack of sufficient time to adjust it, he had accumulated a lot of delay, and had not only partially caught up during the last free practice on Saturday on the shores of the North Sea. But that’s why he’s in , to take up this kind of challenge.

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Usually, he tackles it with determination, but there, he could not disappoint the orange army coming to color the stands in monochrome. At the end of the most undecided qualifying session of the season – the six drivers of Red Bull, Ferrari and Mercedes were in contention for pole position – “Super Max” finished the job by snatching a 1’10″342, or 0″021 better than his rival Charles Leclerc (Ferrari). And to top it off, he achieved his 17th career pole position with the narrowest gap of the season, and benefited from an involuntary boost from his teammate, Sergio Pérez (Red Bull), whose header- at tail triggered a yellow flag which immediately ended the proceedings.

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