F1, Max Verstappen takes pole in Austria: mocked Charles Leclerc
First two rows for Red Bull and Ferrari
Max Verstappen took pole position in qualifying for the Austrian GP at the Red Bull Ring. But with this best time he will not start ahead of everyone in Sunday’s race, but rather in Saturday’s Sprint.
Only 29 thousandths of a second for the world champion against Ferrarista Charles Leclerc, with him on the front row in the Sprint. Second for their teammates with Carlos Sainz’s Ferrari ahead of Sergio Perez’s Red Bull.
Last heat of qualifying, Q3, interrupted twice due to accident of both Mercedes: first Lewis Hamilton, then George Russell. Damage to cars, drivers unscathed. In the Sprint Russell will start fifth, Hamilton tenth.
In the top ten, Esteban Ocon did well, sixth in the Alpine, ahead of the Haas of Kevin Magnussen and Mick Schumacher, eighth. Ninth is Fernando Alonso in the other Alpine.
Austrian GP Qualifying, Q3 times:
1 Verstappen Red Bull 1’04″984
2 Leclerc Ferrari +0″029
3 Sainz Ferrari +0″082
4 Perez Red Bull +0″420
5 Russell Mercedes +0″447
6 Ocon Alpine +0″742
7 Magnussen Haas +0″895
8 Schumacher Haas +1″027
9 Alonso Alpine +1″119
10 Hamilton Mercedes +8″167