The world champion raced – and lost from the best pole position

The world champion raced – and lost from the best pole position

Max Verstappen (26) led the best time in qualifying in Texas – but he did not stay inside the field.


Therefore, the time was removed, and Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc took the best starting position in Sunday’s Grand Prix in Austin. Verstappen finished sixth best from pole position.

Before that, Max Verstappen had raced against his teammate Sergio Perez. This year’s world champion believes the Mexican stymied him in the final round. Verstappen said this sarcastically on the team radio – without mentioning the name, of course:

– Well ******** done there. What the **** was that in the last corner?!

Max Verstappen has thus already been named world champion in the previous World Cup round, but he clearly has no plans to rest on his laurels for the rest of the season.

Leclerc is driving his 100th Grand Prix for Ferrari and was clearly happy to get the best pole position.

-I’m really happy to start from first place on Sunday!

Last year, his Ferrari teammate Carlos Sainz took pole position – but Max Verstappen won the race. Leclerc did not win a Grand Prix in 2023, while he has three wins in the 2022 season.

On Saturday at midnight Norwegian time there is a speed race in the USA. Earlier on Saturday evening there was qualifying for this race.

Here is the program:


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