Max Verstappen was overtaken by the Ferraris during qualifying for the Mexican Grand Prixbut the Dutchman from Red Bull Racing does not consider that starting from third position he is at a disadvantage to fight against the Ferraris for victory.
As was the case last weekend at the United States Grand Prix, Leclerc won pole position but, on this occasion, he will be accompanied by his teammate Carlos Sainz on the front row, this after both overtook the Red The Dutchman's bull that he wore to win pole position.
But Verstappen looks optimistically at the start and points out that if there is a track where starting from the second row can be an advantage, it is in Mexico, due to the one kilometer long straight that exists to take advantage of the slipstream of other competitors.
“We had very little grip due to the altitude,” said Verstappen upon reaching parc ferme. “When you try to push a little harder you just lose it and I think that happened to us in Q3.”
“Of course I would have liked to start from first position, but we will have slipstream until we reach Turn 1 and then we will see what happens. I'll try".
Verstappen won the 2022 edition of the Mexican Grand Prix, a race where Lewis Hamilton and Sergio Perez They accompanied him on the podium.
Almost three hours after qualifying ended, the FIA confirmed the starting position of Verstappen, who was being investigated for having blocked other competitors in the pit area, but did not receive a sanction.
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