Max Verstappen has landed excessive reward from his Crimson Bull crew boss, Christian Horner, for beating Charles Leclerc to pole place on the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.
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Christian Horner has praised Max Verstappen for placing in a quick lap “on the crucial second” as he pipped Charles Leclerc to pole place on the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.
Verstappen will begin Saturday’s Dash on the entrance of the pack, simply forward of Leclerc after a qualifying session staged in altering climate circumstances.
“He did an excellent job. I imply, it was an uncommon qualifying, and the one lap that turned out to have counted was, fortunately, the one lap that we banked,” stated Horner, talking to Sky Sports activities F1.
“It appeared like, perhaps even on the finish there, the circuit may go fast once more, however there was simply an excessive amount of rain for anyone to reply, after which one other pink flag.”
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The consequence has provided encouragement to Crimson Bull which, after FP1, appeared as if they might discover themselves behind Ferrari all weekend.
“The Ferrari appears higher at getting the warmth within the tyre. We have been struggling to generate the temperature, it was taking an increasing number of laps,” Horner continued.
“I believe we have managed to discover a good steadiness and Max has nailed a lap on the crucial second. Now the problem will probably be regardless of the climate goes to do tomorrow.
“It is a disgrace for Checo (Sergio Perez), as a result of I believe he would have been up there as properly at this time with a clear lap, however he had a giant lock-up. That is encouraging for tomorrow.”
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