Verstappen: “The battle will be tough tomorrow against Mercedes! »

Sixth pole position for Max Verstappen. The championship leader continues his current positive spiral.

Published on 26/06/2021 à 16:54

Quentin DUBOIS

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Verstappen: “The battle will be tough tomorrow against Mercedes! »

The fight for the title is in full swing. / © Photo Florent Gooden / DPPI

He had dominated the day on Friday on the Red Bull ring. Max Verstappen signed this afternoon, the sixth pole position of his career thanks to an exceptional first run.

The championship leader clearly has the upper hand over his rival, Lewis Hamilton for a few races. He is the only one to have gone below the 1.04.000 mark with a time of 1.03.841. The Dutchman was smiling again when speaking to the media. 

“It was a great weekend, enthuses Verstappen. The car is super pleasant to drive on this circuit. The first run in Q3 was enough to take pole. I'm super happy to go home first. The trick isn't perfect but that's how it is. »

Fighting with Lewis Hamilton for victory until the penultimate lap in France, Max Verstappen believes that the battle between the two title contenders will be just as good and that winning again at home will not be easy. 

“It will never be easy to win against Mercedes, confides Verstappen. I think we will have as good a battle as in France. Our race pace is similar to what we had last weekend, so it should be a good Sunday for us.”

Max Verstappen 12 points ahead of Lewis Hamilton ahead of the Styrian Grand Prix. The race will be followed tomorrow in live text on from 15:00 p.m. (French time).

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