Max Verstappen, in pole position at the Abu Dhabi GP: “Finish second in the Championship with Checo (Perez)”

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Max Verstappen, in pole position at the Abu Dhabi GP: “Finish second in the Championship with Checo (Perez)”

Max Verstappen (Red Bull, in pole position at the Abu Dhabi GP): “It was a bit of a jigsaw qualifying. They started quite well and Q2 was a bit complicated. Frankly, I don’t know why, but I couldn’t get any grip with the tyres. In Q3, everything seemed a little more normal but we got a bit scared. The car died, so everything had to be restarted. Then we hit the track, and both laps were good enough, which we are obviously very happy with.

We are also very happy that both cars are on the front row, because we know that obviously we want to win the race but we also want to finish second in the Championship with Checo. (Perez). This is a great starting point for tomorrow (sunday). I expect it to be a good battle, but at least we have the two cars in front and we can do whatever we want. »

Sergio Perez (Red Bull, 2nd in qualifying): “We were a little behind in Q3. But it’s good to lock the front row for tomorrow (sunday). Max (Verstappen) did a great job for me, we really worked hard as a team on the last run. So yeah, I’m looking forward to tomorrow. That’s what really matters.

I think it’s going to be a very interesting race given the competitiveness of Ferrari, Mercedes and Max (Verstappen). »

“We know that Red Bulle is a little better in the race, so it will be difficult”

Charles Leclerc (Ferrari, 3rd in qualifying): “I locked the wheels in turns 6 and 7 but, to be honest, that’s the position we deserved today. The Red Bulls were stronger but we are still in a good position for tomorrow (sunday). It’s gonna be tight with Checo (Perez), It’s certain. We can work together with Carlos (Sainz) also, I have no doubt about it. We will try to maximize the result of the team.

We know that Red Bull is a bit more efficient in the race so it will be difficult, but we will give everything to get this second place in the Drivers’ and Constructors’ Championships. It would be great for the team so I will push for it. Then we will go on vacation, rest and hope to come back stronger next year. »

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