Max Verstappen finished on the second spot in the qualifying session on Saturday, as he starts in the front row alongside Lewis Hamilton. The Briton grabbed the 100th pole position of his career, as Valtteri Bottas finished on the third spot. Verstappen’s Red Bull teammate, Sergio Perez finished on the eighth spot in the Q3 session on Saturday.
Max Verstappen is happy with his performance on Saturday, and believes he is in a good position to secure a win in the main race. At the Imola GP, Verstappen started from the second row, after finishing P3 in the qualifying session. However, he surpassed his teammate, Sergio Perez and Lewis Hamilton in the first corner itself.
Max Verstappen optimistic after a good qualifying session
Max Verstappen finished on the first spot in the third practice session on Saturday. However, the Dutch driver could not better Hamilton’s timing in the Q3 session. The Red Bull driver finished ahead of Valtteri Bottas and the fourth placed, Charles Leclerc.
Currently, Verstappen has 61 points in the F1 season, whereas, Lewis Hamilton has 69 points so far. He will hope to cut the gap on the Briton at the Spanish GP on Sunday.
“Second for us here on this track is good for us. I can be happy with that. I hope we can have a good race [on Sunday],” said Verstappen after finishing P2 in the qualifying session.