Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc was expected to bring in pole at the Dutch Grand Prix today, but after Red Bull’s Sergio Perez span during his flying lap towards the end of Q3, Max Verstappen delivered his P1 performance putting him in pole for tomorrow.
With Red Bull chief Christian Horner admitting that Leclerc should have been faster, Verstappen showed a perfect lap while the Monegasque wasn’t able to show that level of consistency.
Despite coming in P2, Leclerc will go into the race on Sunday with optimism:
“Tomorrow is the race and we’ll get it done”, he said feeling optimistic about his pace compared to the Red Bull.
“Yeah it was very very close,” he said comparing himself to Verstappen. “I mean Max did a great lap in the end and our car was getting better and better.”
This would have been the Ferrari driver’s 8th pole this season, but he still feels good about tomorrow.
“We are much stronger here compared to last weekend so that’s good to see. And for tomorrow I think our race pace looks quite strong its going to be close with the Red Bull but we just need to do a great tart and then we’ll see.”