“I am very happy that it still works in the last qualifying session of the season,” said Verstappen. “In the last sector with so many turns, you can easily make a mistake. Fortunately, everything fell into place in that last lap. ”
Verstappen was also happy for his team. He quickly fell in the arms of the mechanics after parking his RB16. “It’s a long season for everyone, with many races in a row. That’s why this is so beautiful for all of us. All year round you are behind and you get a little closer, but it is sometimes a bit frustrating. That’s why I’m so delighted with today. ”
The 23-year-old Dutchman will start on the medium band on Sunday, just like the numbers 2 and 3 in qualifying: Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton. “I’m going to do my best to keep them behind me. They are still fast of course, but we seem to be too this weekend. ”
View all previous race results and the positions in the various classifications in Formula 1 here.
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