Le Castellet-Max Verstappen won the pole at the French Grand Prix on Saturday, with Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes side by side with the front row Red Bull driver, another fascinating title battle with subtle preparations for the season. We have laid the foundation for a simple installment payment.
The other Mercedes Valtteri Bottas will start in the second row with Verstappen’s teammate Sergio Perez.
Verstappen leads Hamilton by just four points in the F1 Ward Championship ahead of seven seasons at Circuit Paul Ricard on Sunday.
Hamilton won from Paul in the last two races at Lucastere in 2018 and 2019, but Verstappen was approaching qualifying as a man to win after dominating the last two practice sessions.
Verstappen, who claims to be the first pole since the opening round in Bahrain, is anxious to turn Paul into a win after shredded tires robbed his almost certain victory in Baku last time.
“So far, it’s usually a difficult course and it’s been a really positive weekend. Getting pole position was really great.
“It’s a great day for us, but tomorrow we have to finish it and score 25 points. This was a big loss from the back. It’s a big promise from our side.”
After struggling to actually maintain the tabs with Red Bull’s rivals, Hamilton was relieved to narrow the gap between them to 0.258 seconds.
“We keep pushing, fighting and giving everything. Their long-term pace is one tenth or two faster than us, but the cars are now in a much different place,” said 7 degrees. World Champion said.
“We’re going to fight for a chance to Turn One. There may be an interesting strategy tomorrow. I think it could rain tomorrow, so I have a chance to meet Rainmaster,” he said. I added.
Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz set the fifth fastest time in qualifying with the addition of Pierre Guthrie’s Alpha Tauri.
Then Sainz’s teammates Charles Leclerc and McLaren’s Lando Norris appeared, with Fernando Alonso (Alpine) and Daniel Ricciardo (McLaren) in the top ten.
Max Verstappen pips Lewis Hamilton to French Grand Prix pole
Source link Max Verstappen pips Lewis Hamilton to French Grand Prix pole