With the drama and controversy of Brazil behind them, Max Verstappen took pole position for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix but not after giving his teammate, Sergio Perez a bit of a tow to lock out the front row of the starting grid for Sunday’s race.
Max had pole in hand but Sergio was behind Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz but Max lined up to give Sergio a slipstream that dragged him up to second, just .040s ahead of his rival for second in the Driver’s Championship.
Abu Dhabi Qualifying Results:
|1||Max Verstappen||Red Bull||1m24.754s||1m24.622s||1m23.824s|
|2||Sergio Pérez||Red Bull||1m24.82s||1m24.419s||1m24.052s|
|4||Carlos Sainz Jr.||Ferrari||1m25.09s||1m24.521s||1m24.242s|
|9||Sebastian Vettel||Aston Martin-Mercedes||1m25.523s||1m24.974s||1m24.961s|
|12||Yuki Tsunoda||AlphaTauri-Red Bull||1m25.63s||1m25.219s|
|14||Lance Stroll||Aston Martin-Mercedes||1m25.741s||1m25.359s|
|15||Guanyu Zhou||Alfa Romeo-Ferrari||1m25.594s||1m25.408s|
|17||Pierre Gasly||AlphaTauri-Red Bull||1m25.859s|
|18||Valtteri Bottas||Alfa Romeo-Ferrari||1m25.892s|
Oh, suddenly max is kind and generous.. not. Reading more of his patronizing comments yesterday, it is clear he Wants to appear nicey nicey.
I’d say the team are certainly trying to control the narrative here.
I have to get off my soapbox here.Just because I can’t see past his father’s violent past and son’s arrogance, doesn’t mean he not a talented driver deserving the wins. They have a long history of behavior I cannot agree with, but that does not mean I have to bang on about it. Apologies.