Dutch Grand Prix, Qualifying: Top 3 Position Statement
Defending champion Max Verstappen won an eventful qualifying session for the Dutch Grand Prix, while McLaren’s Lando Norris set the second fastest lap. George Russell will be able to start from 3rd tomorrow – let’s see how the three of them rate after the wave!
Max Verstappen (Red Bull) – 1st
“In the end when we switched to the slicks, there was one dry corner in certain places, so you had to take a risk. My last pin was a lot of fun. It was our first ride here in these conditions, and I probably underestimated how fast the track could dry. It’s a matter of experience.” “Now we’ve learned our lesson. Luckily it didn’t matter in the end that we started the third quarter with midfield players. There’s always some pressure on me in front of the home fans, but if I can do something, it’s a great feeling here.”
Lando Norris (McLaren) – second
“Good result. I’m happy. Second place is good under the conditions. The team did a great job in this chaotic time trial, so second place is a good result. Qualifying is always stressful, and in this case everything is more difficult. It was “The first half of my career was great, the second half was the worst I’ve ever done. But I enjoyed the conditions and the car always performed well in those conditions. I accept this second place.”
George Russell (Mercedes) – 3rd place
“I’m very happy. I’m happy to be here in third place. At the beginning of the year, time trial was my strong point, but then I fell back, but now the break has come and I’m here, refreshed and with new ideas. I was able to relax, and the result is very good. Can To be up to the podium. It was a good run. Max will wave to his fans tomorrow, but I hope we have a very good fight with the guys. I’m very happy with Williams, I talked about it with Alexander before qualifying. He thought they were going to be weaker, so it was Wrong. But I’m so happy for them.”