The Spanish Grand Prix’s qualifying session came to an end with not such good news for Max Verstappen fans after losing power in the final flying lap.
The session was seemingly interesting, after the nail biting differences between the lap times of cars. The most surprising performance however came from both the Mercedes, who looked way better than they had been until now.
In Q3, both the Mercedes were able to start with an amazing pair of 1 – 2 on the lap times. After that, Carlos Sainz drove his Ferrari to first position, bringing both the Mercedes down with a very small margin. This was followed up by Max Verstappen’s lap, who managed to set the fastest lap.
Watch: F1 Spanish GP 2022 – Post Qualifying – Max Verstappen
During Q2, the Ferrari of Charles Leclerc wasn’t able to set a fast lap which made him drop to 7th in the only lap he did in Q2. After Verstappen’s fastest lap in Q3, Charles Leclerc was out for his flying lap, and after setting blistering lap times, Leclerc managed to set provisional pole, but Max Verstappen was chasing him in the Red Bull, which has proved to be faster than the Ferraris in the past races.
Just as Max Verstappen was about to set the fastest lap, he suffered some power issues, as we heard on his radio, due to which, he was unable to set another laptime, making him qualify behind the Ferrari of Charles Leclerc.
Red Bull fans aggressive after Max’s power issue hits him again
This is not the first time this season that the Red Bulls have faced power issues, they failed to finish in Bahrain because of the same. Max also had reliability issues in Australia, making him retire early.
Verstappen stated that he could have done a better lap if there had not been a power issue.
Red Bull fans took out their rage on Twitter following this incident as they were expecting him to be on pole which apparently he “could have been” if there was not a power issue.
Fans think that the pole was “bottled” only because Max couldn’t complete his final lap.
Max Verstappen was three-tenths slower than Charles Leclerc in the only flying lap time he set. Both of them form the front grid for the race, followed up by Carlos Sainz on 3rd and George Russell on 4th. The second Red Bull, Sergio Perez qualified only 5th.