Despite Red Bull securing pole position for the Austrian Grand Prix, Max Verstappen is dissatisfied.
At the Red Bull Ring, Max Verstappen has taken pole position ahead of Lewis Hamilton.
At the Red Bull Ring, Max Verstappen took pole ahead of Lewis Hamilton, but Lando Norris was the standout performer ahead of the Austrian Grand Prix. Despite qualifying first, Verstappen expressed dissatisfaction with Red Bull’s performance.
In front of a sold-out crowd at the Red Bull Ring, Verstappen set a 1:03.720, and Norris was less than a tenth behind with a 1:03.768.
The roars of the ‘orange army’ reverberated throughout the Styrian highlands as the Dutchman claimed his sixth career pole position and third in a row in the quest for the world title.
Verstappen, on the other hand, said after the session that he was dissatisfied with his overall performance and believed there was more he could have done to improve.
“I believe Q3 was a disaster. “Of course, I’m thrilled to be first, but not in the way we got there,” Verstappen remarked after qualifying.
“So, something to think about, but being twice on the pole despite the years is extremely good.
“So, maybe, we’ll be able to finish it tomorrow,” says the narrator.
“Of course, the compounds are softer than last week, so managing those in the race will be difficult, but aside that, I believe I just tried to focus on our own race, and then, of course, we’ll want to win, but it’s never easy, but we’ll see.”
Norris was noticeably more pleased with his performance in the McLaren, finishing just under five hundredths of a second behind Verstappen.
The Briton exclaimed, “I feel epic.” “It was fine; I believe after the last race, I wanted to take one more step, and I took two more, putting us in a fantastic position for tomorrow.
“It’s probably one of my finest laps, so it’s a fantastic feeling.”
“I mean, I know tomorrow’s race is going to be challenging, but we gave our best today. I’m not sure how much off the pole we were, but I’m delighted with P2.”
Hamilton qualified fourth, while Verstappen’s Red Bull teammate qualified third.
The Mexican managed to hold off the two Mercedes drivers, which will be crucial for Sunday’s race and a chance to beat their primary competitors. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”