Sportsbook F1 News – Max Verstappen Earns 1st Career Pole Position in Hungarian GP
Max Verstappen of Red Bull took his first Formula 1 pole position at the Hungarian Grand Prix. He was faster than Mercedes’ Valterri Bottas by only 0.018 seconds. In third place is Bottas’ teammate Lewis Hamilton. Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel got fourth and fifth places, respectively.
Verstappen is in his fifth season. He became the first Dutch driver to get the pole position in F1. In fact, it is his best season yet. He won two of the past three races. During the qualifying, he was the fastest in both runs. In addition, he went faster in his last run to stay ahead of Bottas.
Verstappen told PPH sportsbook news reporters that the car felt very good during the weekend. Also, he enjoyed driving the Mercedes F1 car during the qualifying rounds. Although he is happy for his achievement, he said winning the race on Sunday is more important to him.
Max Verstappen F1 Pole Position
Dutch fans cheering for their countrymen when Max Verstappen got the fastest time in the qualifiers. The fans in orange shirts follow Verstappen to every F1 race in Europe.
Lewis Hamilton is still optimistic even if he is in third place. He is expecting a good race, especially with a long straight to the first corner. Also, he said the even-numbered side of the grid is more slippery. Hamilton told sportsbook pay per head service providers that Team Mercedes is in a good spot to win the race.
Ferrari had a bad qualifying round in Hungary. Leclerc crashed in the first qualifying session. The good news is that he only suffered light damage to the back of the car. Even with a spin, he was still faster than his teammate Vettel. Hopefully, they get their act together in time for the race.
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