Max Verstappen delivers damning verdict after Charles Leclerc pips him to pole

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MAX VERSTAPPEN will begin on the entrance row after qualifying in second for Sunday’s Australian Grand Prix.

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Max Verstappen has warned he’s not snug in his Purple Bull automobile as he was behind the Ferrari of Charles Leclerc in qualifying. Verstappen claimed he has not felt good all weekend and stated he had been “far and wide”. 

He stated: “Not good, I did not actually really feel good within the automobile all weekend. I do not assume there’s been one lap the place I’ve felt good within the automobile. We’ll attempt to analyse it. This weekend has been far and wide. Completely happy to be second, however as a crew we would like extra.”

Verstappen was on provisional pole after bettering his earlier time on his ultimate lap. Nevertheless, Leclerc stole it simply seconds in a while his ultimate run, bettering the Dutchman by a few tenths. 

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Max Verstappen delivers damning verdict after Charles Leclerc pips him to pole

Max Verstappen has certified in second for tomorrow’s race (Picture: F1 / Twitter)

It’s Leclerc’s second pole place of 2022 and his third entrance row begin from three races as Ferrari’s sturdy begin continues.

The Monegasque stated: “It felt good! Much more as a result of it is a monitor the place I’ve all the time struggled up to now, in Q3 I managed to place all the things collectively so it feels nice, very comfortable.

“The automobile is good to drive, all the things is feasible tomorrow. We’d like a great begin!” Purple Bull’s Sergio Perez traces up behind Max in third however faces a visit to the stewards over fears he didn’t sluggish for yellow flags.”

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Max Verstappen delivers damning verdict after Charles Leclerc pips him to pole

Max Verstappen was solely a few tenths behind Leclerc (Picture: F1 / Twitter)

In the meantime, Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz is down in ninth for tomorrow’s race. The Spaniard ran extensive on the exit of flip 10 on his ultimate qualifying run to disclaim him an opportunity of pole.

Earlier within the session, Verstappen was concerned in an incident with rival Lewis Hamilton in Q2 with the pair nearly coming collectively. Hamilton was on his sizzling lap when he got here throughout a slow-moving Verstappen on the again straight.

The seven-time champion moaned over the crew radio claiming the Dutchman had blocked him. He stated: “I had an issue. The Purple Bull was in the best way.”

Verstappen was shocked at studying he might have blocked Hamilton, asking his race engineer whether or not he was “on a lap”. The reigning champion then swore when Gianpiero Lambiase confirmed that he was. It means the race stewards might resolve to look into the incident after a sequence of comparable incidents throughout the grid all weekend.

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