'Red Bull is a quicker car for sure in those conditions'

26-09-2021 07:21 | Updated: 26-09-2021 10:37
by GPblog.com
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'Red Bull is a quicker car for sure in those conditions'

Lewis Hamilton seemed to be the favourite to take pole position for the Russian Grand Prix. However, the British driver was unable to get any further than fourth on the grid due to the weather conditions.

Max Verstappen watched most of qualifying from the inside. Red Bull Racing changed his engine this weekend, forcing him to start from the back of the grid. According to Peter Windsor Hamilton is lucky with that, because otherwise the driver of Red Bull might have reached pole position.

"I think you can probably say with reasonable assurance that this was a qualifying session which Verstappen would have had a very good chance of taking the poll," said Windsor on his YouTube channel. "If Mercedes had done what they did and Max was in the other Red Bull. Not to detract in any way from Lando because the Red Bull is a quicker car for sure in those conditions."

Qualifying for the Russian GP

Norris set the fastest time in Q3 on Saturday afternoon, giving him the lead in the race. Carlos Sainz and George Russell were also faster than the seven-time World Champion, while Valtteri Bottas set the seventh fastest time. Sergio Perez will start from ninth.

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