Verstappen delighted with first pole of 2020!

12-12-2020 14:15 | Updated: 12-12-2020 15:00
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Verstappen delighted with first pole of 2020!

Max Verstappen took a superb pole position for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, his first of the season. The Red Bull driver had to battle closely with the Mercedes duo of Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas, but the Dutchman took pole with a last-gasp stunner of a lap to beat them both by less than a tenth of a second.

The Dutchman told David Coulthard after the session: "Very happy with that. It was quite a tricky qualifying, there are so many corners where you can mistake but luckily everything came together on that final lap.

"It's a long season for everyone, with a lot of races in a row. I think this was a good final qualifying for everyone in the team and for sure we are very happy with that.

"The whole season, behind behind and getting closer it's a bit frustrating. But very, very pleased with today."

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