Max Verstappen secured his second pole in a row after a blasting lap as his teammate suffered a crash at the 2022 Dutch Grand Prix.
After an exhilarating performance by Max Verstappen at Red Bull at the 2022 Belgian Grand Prix, it is time for Verstappen’s home race.
Formula 1 returned to Zandvoort for the 2022 Dutch Grand Prix. Verstappen comfortably won his home grand prix from last year. His title rival Lewis Hamilton finished behind him in P2.
It was a dry qualifying session at the 2022 Dutch Grand Prix. It was already predicted that the battle for pole will be a close one between Ferrari and Red Bull.
Max Verstappen who was racing in front of his delighted home fans had a lot of pressure. However, the Dutchman was able to find just enough pace to keep Leclerc and Ferrari at bay.
Verstappen went on to secure his second pole in a row at Dutch Grand Prix, the 24-year-old was on the pole last time in 2021 too.
Verstappen held his nerve as Perez’s final run got ruined
It all came down to the wire in the last run.
Charles Leclerc set the fastest time in his final run in Q3 going 0.152 seconds faster than Verstappen at 1.10.363.
However, Verstappen came back at him snatching the pole away from the Monegasque by the smallest of margins. Verstappen outpaced Leclerc by 0.021 seconds setting a pole time of 1.10.342.
Max Verstappen said after qualifying:
“Unbelievable. Especially after yesterday we had a difficult day, but I think we worked really well overnight with the whole team to turn it around. And today we had a quick race car again, but it was very close. And a lap around here… a qualifying lap is insane”
Lewis Hamilton was also having a great run at the same time. However, his run was ruined with Sergio Perez losing his rear on the final turn causing yellow flags in sector 3 and hence securing Verstappen’s second pole in a row.
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