Formula 1 in Saudi Arabia: Verstappen failure, riots at Mercedes

MVerstappen’s ax with no chance of pole position! Sergio Perez did not miss this opportunity. After a technical glitch at the world champion’s Red Bull during qualifying for the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix on Sunday (19:00 live on FAZ for Formula 1 and on Sky), a teammate took over and raced to the first-best starting position. ahead of Charles Leclerc (Ferrari, 0.15 seconds back) and Fernando Alonso (Aston Martin/0.4).

What luck after the failure of the Dutchman, who does not seem to have lost the 22nd pole position of his career. In the third training session, Verstappen dispersed friends and enemies on the track in the port city of Jeddah. He left Perez behind by 0.6 seconds, the fastest Red Bull pursuer needed a second more. However, in the midday sun, it was easier for him to heat the tires to the right temperature in time.

Source: Frantfurter Allgemeine

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