The orange torcida acclaims her darling once again. Verstappen signs a first place announced on the second Saturday of qualifying at the Red Bull Ring, demonstrating when the RB16B is, once again, the car to beat. Strengthened by the third place of Perez, the number 33 of the home team, he still has the chance to get closer to the long-awaited title. And to win it against those who, until today, wrote the legend, has a decidedly different flavor.
Yet, despite the result, Verstappen is not totally satisfied with his qualification. The cause, a radio team annoyed at the team for having “let him out first” in Q3, and a second attempt not exactly excellent, for his taste.
He does not improve his time, but saves the pole position by 48 thousandths from Lando Norris’ McLaren.
“The second attempt was bad, I’m not very happy – comments the Dutchman – Happy to be first, not the way we did it. Making two poles here is very nice, we hope to complete the job tomorrow ”.
In fact, the most important day is always Sunday. Especially if there is a world championship at stake against Hamilton, who does not celebrate his two-year renewal with the Casa della Stella in the best way, blocked in the fourth time. Austria is in favor of the team of the bull, but not to err in the strategy is essential to continue to lengthen the distance from the direct pursuer and from the septacampione.
“The softer compounds will be more difficult to manage, we have to concentrate on our race trying to win it, the situation is never linear”. Meanwhile, linearly, there is the road to records, in which Max wants to sign the fifth consecutive Red Bull victory in the power unit era. And continue to keep Lewis blocked, who, at the moment, can only wait for better moments.