Verstappen satisfied after qualifying: "Will be even more interesting tomorrow"
By Tomas Mota 10 October 2020 | 16:42
Max Verstappen is happy that Red Bull Racing is getting closer and closer to the dominating Mercedes. Although he is still somewhat disappointed to qualify third, he thinks there are still plenty of opportunities on Sunday to win.
"It was very interesting during qualifying", says Verstappen after the race. Teams and drivers only had an hour to practice, so the time in the qualifying sessions was eagerly used. Red Bull did not benefit from the conditions of the training sessions: both Mercedes drivers ended up on the front row again.
Still, Verstappen is satisfied. "We are getting closer to Mercedes", he notes. There is still room for improvement, but the Austrian team seems to be increasingly crawling towards the performance of Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas. "So I can still be happy."
Verstappen: "It will be even colder tomorrow"
There are still plenty of opportunities in the race. "It will be much colder tomorrow, so especially with the tires it will be more interesting than it already was today", says the Dutchman, who noted during qualifying that the weather conditions are gruelling for the Pirelli tires. "It just eats all that rubber, which reduces performance."
Verstappen will start at the Grand Prix of the Eifel from third position. Valtteri Bottas took pole position, while teammate Lewis Hamilton completes the front row. Alexander Albon meanwhile starts from P5, because Charles Leclerc was slightly faster in qualifying. (Photo: Red Bull Content Pool / Getty Images)
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