George Russell (second, Mercedes): “The team deserved better today (this Saturday). She produced a really great car this weekend, and I think that’s a testament to all the hard work put in for so long. Last week, Lewis showed what the car was capable of.
I think we had pole in our hands and I just had a horrible lap, so I blame myself. But at the end of the day, you don’t score points in qualifying, and I’m excited to be back on the front row. »
Max Verstappen (scorer of pole position, Red Bull): “It was good qualifying. It was tight but I think we made some good adjustments after PR3, the pace was better in qualifying. It’s amazing to be on pole here. Of course, it’s a very long way to the first turn, so I’m going to need a good start. I think we have a competitive car, and that’s the most important thing. »