“A demonstration of strength,” Helmut Marko pleased after a dominant qualifying session by Max Verstappen

Max Verstappen has dominated the Canada weekend till now.

Helmut Marko and Max Verstappen
Helmut Marko and Max Verstappen

Helmut Marko, CEO of Red Bull Racing, was stunned after the end of dramatic Canadian GP qualifications and saw Max Verstappen take the pole under the clouds in Montreal. The RB18 of Max was on another level, which even the boss agreed to have not witnessed in a long time. 

Max Verstappen took the pole by 0.645 seconds ahead of the old blood, Fernando Alonso, who carried his first front-row finish in 10 years, managed to get on P2 in an alpine. The Red Bull driver managed to dominate all of the sessions, with a gap of 1 second a few times. The 24-year-old managed to back his second pole of the season, after taking one of the poles on the circuit of Imola. 

“A demonstration of strength,” said Helmut after a dominant performance by the team. “He was sometimes a second ahead and without any uncertainty. I haven’t seen such an impressive performance in a long tim” concluded Helmut.

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Max Verstappen’s dominance over the weekend

Max Verstappen and Fernando Alonso sharing the podium at Qatar 2021
Max Verstappen and Fernando Alonso sharing the podium at Qatar 2021

With Charles Leclerc and Sergio Perez out in the Q2 session of the Qualifying, the championship leader faced no trouble setting up a pole. He has been strong throughout the weekend but the real game-changer was the rain that affected the qualifying. But the regaining world champion managed to put sector times on all compounds of tyres.

Canada GP has not seen a red bull driver win since 2013, now with the fastest car, Max has high hopes over the weekend to get the maximum points out of it increasing his Championship lead. Charles is starting his race from P19 after the engine penalty he received his weekend, and Perez managed to end his Quali by hitting the walls starting at P13. 

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