Verstappen is fastest and 1-2 for the dominant Red Bull in the Chinese qualifying!


With Red Bull’s triumph, the qualifying tests of the Formula 1 Grand Prix held in China!

THE Max Verstappen was once again the absolute protagonist, recording the fastest time (1:33,660) and ensuring Grid’s first place in tomorrow’s race, while his teammate will start next to him, Sergio Perezwho completed his fastest effort in a time of 1:33.982.

This is the historical one pole number 100 for the Red Bull teamwhile the third place will start tomorrow’s Grand Prix o Fernando Alonso with Aston Martin. The McLarens of Norris and Piastre completed the top five. In 6th and 7th place the Ferraris of Leclerc and Saintwhile Mercedes were disappointed, since o Russell remained 8th and o Hamilton who despite finishing 2nd a few hours earlier in the Sprint race, was disqualified from Q1 and will be content to start from 18th place!

The Q1 started on the Shanghai circuit, with Verstappen to find pace from the start, having the fastest time, and with the big surprise coming from Hamilton, who despite his impressive performance in the Sprint, finished 18th and was eliminated, along with Live, Magnussen, Tsunoda and Sargent. Perez narrowly escaped her, being 15th and just 42 milliseconds faster than Zhou.

Verstappen remained fastest in the Q2, with Saints going out in the final turn, which resulted in a red flag and stoppage with 6:44 remaining. The Spaniard returned to the track and the action resumed after a while, while the Stroll, Ricardo, Okon, Albon and Gasli were left out with its completion.

Finally, in Q3The Verstappen he didn’t leave any room for his rivals, making 5 out of 5 in this year’s pole positions with relative ease, leaving his teammate second, Perezand third him Alonso.

The final ranking:

Source: Sport Fm

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