Red Bull Honda F1 Max Verstappen won the pole position for the second consecutive race in the 2021 F1 Styrian Grand Prix qualifying.
Max Verstappen marked 1: 03.841 on the 4.318km Red Bull Ring, 0.2 seconds behind second-placed Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes). However, Bottas started from the 5th grid with a 3 grid demotion penalty due to a spin in the pit lane in FP2.
As a result, Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) will line up on the front row, and Lando Norris (McLaren) and Sergio Perez (Red Bull Honda) will start in the second row.
“It was a very good weekend,” said Max Verstappen after qualifying.
“The car was really nice to drive. It wasn’t easy to drive clean in response to traffic in the last few corners, but I think the first lap of Q3 was enough. Home pole It ’s “super happy” to be able to line up Red Bull! ”
The laps are short, but it’s not easy to make a good lap with the Red Bull Ring.
“There aren’t many corners, but the corners on the track are pretty difficult. It’s a short course, but it’s really hard to make a good lap. I think the first lap of Q3 wasn’t too bad. It wasn’t perfect, but that’s it. That was enough, “said Max Verstappen.
Despite a compelling pole position, Max Verstappen doesn’t think it’s easy to win.
“It’s never easy. Sometimes I wish I could win easily, but it’s good for the race. I’m sure it will be very close tomorrow. Also an interesting race like France. I’m hoping to be in France. ”
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