Verstappen sees the positives of a Norris pole: 'Good for F1 in general'

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Verstappen is not upset by missing out on pole position
22 June at 16:18
  • Ludo van Denderen

Max Verstappen missed out on pole at the very last minute, after Lando Norris secured first place in Q3 for the Spanish Grand Prix. The Red Bull Racing Dutchman did not seem at all bothered by that, according to the chat he had for the F1 camera immediately after the session.

Verstappen said he was satisfied with his qualifying: "I think in qualifying it was all coming together a bit nicer. The whole weekend we have tried to find a connected balance. I was quite happy in qualifying. I got a nice tow from Checo in Q3 but unfortunately it was not enough. That's how it goes sometimes but overall we can still be happy with that performance and it's all to play for tomorrow."

The Dutchman was also asked what is more fun: taking pole without opposition or battling like with Norris. "In the end, there are never easy poles. You always have the fight with yourself. The fact that more teams are now competing for it is good for Formula 1 in general," Verstappen concluded.