Horner after qualifying at the Red Bull Ring: 'A great lap by Max'

Published on 29 June 2019 by Julien Lemmen

There were smiles all around at Aston Martin Red Bull Racing after qualifying at the Red Bull Ring. Max Verstappen qualified in a strong third place, and will start from P2  after Lewis Hamilton received a grid penalty. Teammate Pierre Gasly qualified in P9.

Team principal Christian Horner reflects after qualifying: “That was a great lap by Max at the end of Q3. He was quickest in Q1 and had been quick throughout qualifying. We elected to use the medium tyre for the start of qualifying and then took the soft in Q3 resulting in third place in qualifying and P2 on the grid, which is a great place to be starting our home race from. Pierre comfortably made it through to Q3 but then made a mistake on what turned out to be the most important lap. He’ll be starting in P9 so we’re looking to make progress from there.”

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