Pink Bull's Max Verstappen will begin the Dash race at Imola from the entrance of the grid after claiming pole place on the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.
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Max Verstappen says he has obtained his weekend off to a “good begin” after claiming pole place throughout a busy qualifying session at Imola.
The crimson flag was waved 5 instances throughout the near-two-hour session because the monitor switched from moist to dry to moist.
However it’s Verstappen, having suffered two retirements in his final three races, who will begin Saturday’s Dash on pole place as he seems to be to shut the hole to Charles Leclerc.
When requested if that is now the “restart” of his season, Verstappen mentioned: “Yeah, in fact. I imply, our first few races, usually, did not go to plan, however yeah, we’ll attempt to have weekend right here.”
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There’s a lengthy approach to go earlier than Sunday’s chequered flag, with massive factors on supply this weekend.
The winner of Saturday’s Dash will take house eight factors, with 26 factors accessible to Sunday’s race winner, ought to additionally they declare the quickest lap.
“It was difficult on the market with the dry after which the rain. It was very slippery… to additionally get the tyre temperatures to work. It was hectic,” Verstappen added.
“It was a protracted qualifying however, ultimately, I am very comfortable to be right here. It is a tremendous monitor and it additionally actually punishes you. When you make a mistake, you’ll be able to go on the wall. So that is what we like, , to make it actually onerous and tough.”
He summed up: “[I’m] more than happy with pole place. I do know, in fact, tomorrow and Sunday shall be a bit totally different by way of climate situations, however it is a good begin to the weekend.”
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