Update | Verstappen after alternative strategy: ‘It will certainly not be bad tomorrow’


Max Verstappen was the only driver in qualifying for the Seventy Years Grand Prix to get through Q2 on the hard tire. The Dutchman made it exciting, but was still allowed to report as ninth driver for the final qualifying session.

As a result, Verstappen is the only one in the top ten to start the race on the hard tire. That may work in the Red Bull driver’s favor, as the wear and tear on Silverstone is very high.

Update 4:25 pm (08/08) | Verstappen after qualifying: ‘It will certainly not be bad tomorrow’

Max Verstappen looks back positively on qualifying. The driver is the only one in the top ten to start on the hardest compound, and expects to take advantage of this. He is also full of praise for the performance of Nico Hülkenberg, who qualified third at Silverstone.

“I don’t think it will be bad tomorrow, compared to where they start,” explains the Dutchman, referring to Mercedes: both Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas will start the Grand Prix of the Seventy Years on the medium tires.

The Red Bull driver expects to be able to take advantage of the harder tires in the first stint, but must remain realistic: a crash or incident on the asphalt can just throw the whole plan into the water. ‘A safety car can of course change a lot, but in any case we do something different from the rest’, says the Limburger.

Verstappen not afraid of midfield

During the race, Verstappen will mainly look ahead and he does not expect too much competition from the drivers who start behind him: ‘Last week my start was also good, and I also do not expect much competition from the people who start behind me. ‘ (Photo: Red Bull Content Pool / Getty Images)


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