“We will give everything to the end”

At the end of qualifying on Friday, the drivers analyze their performance. Max Verstappen satisfied: “A very hectic session but we are happy.” Leclerc isn’t around: ‘Too bad about what’s wrong but long weekend’

– Milan

Fourteenth place in the career of Max Verstappen, who will start from square one in his first Sprint race of the season. At Imola (here are the weekend times), the world champion gives a solid test, as he was able to wait and hit at the right moment. “Today was a complicated, long and exciting qualifying session, but I am happy with the result obtained on this great track, which will punish you if you make mistakes – the Dutchman commented on the Sky Sport microphones -. Satisfied with the pole, but tomorrow Sunday will be different. Our first races did not go well. In the best way and now the goal is to compensate us.”

Leclerc’s disappointment

Sorry for Charles Leclerc still remains. Monaco, who have looked competitive since the first free practice session, has to settle for second square for what he himself calls a tire selection error: “It was good to take first place today, but the weekend is very long and we will slowly try to improve it more and more – Leclerc Analytics – I made a mistake in choosing the tires when I counted in Q3, shame on the wrong decision but it was something I couldn’t foresee in this weather. He will give everything until the end.” The idea, then, immediately goes to the fans who flocked to Imola despite the exorbitant weather conditions: “It’s great to see so much red in the stands.”

Norris occasion

Third place Lando Norris with McLaren is much more competitive than the first outings of the season. The young Briton comments on his session as follows: “I am happy to be in the top three and that is very surprising for me, even though we had to make lap gains. Banned in the third quarter? Maybe I could attack Leclerc. I felt safe, unfortunately it ended like this. If there were dry conditions, we probably wouldn’t have finished third.”


  1. Max Verstappen (First – Red Bull)
  2. Charles Leclerc (Mon – Ferrari)
  3. Lando Norris (UK – McLaren)
  4. Kevin Magnussen (Dan-Haas)
  5. Fernando Alonso (Spa – Alps)
  6. Daniel Ricciardo (Australia – McLaren)
  7. Sergio Perez (Miss – Red Bull)
  8. Valtteri Bottas (Vin – Alfa Romeo)
  9. Sebastian Vettel (Gear – Aston Martin)
  10. Carlos Sainz (Spa – Ferrari)
  11. George Russell (UK – Mercedes)
  12. Mick Schumacher (Gear-Haas)
  13. Lewis Hamilton (Great Britain – Mercedes)
  14. Zhou Guanyu (Sen – Alfa Romeo)
  15. Lance Stroll (Cannes – Aston Martin)
  16. Yuki Tsunoda (Gyap – Alpha Tauri)
  17. Pierre Gasly (Fra – AlphaTauri)
  18. Nicholas Latifi (Cannes-Williams)
  19. Esteban Ocon (Fra – Alpine)
  20. Alexander Albon (Thai – Williams)

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