D he big headlines after qualifying in Singapore belonged to Lewis Hamilton. The Mercedes driver had grabbed pole position with a dream lap. In the shadow of the world champion, Max Verstappen also showed a real brilliant performance. Probably only the boldest optimists believed Red Bull could beat both Ferrari and one of the Silver Arrows.
“That was really totally unexpected. After the third training session I was still full of anger, now I'm just happy, ”said Verstappen afterwards. Only 3 tenths were missing from Hamilton's new course record. The exceptional talent almost crowned himself the youngest pole setter of all time. The record is currently still held by Sebastian Vettel, who was 88 days older in qualifying for the Italian GP in the 2008 season than Verstappen on Saturday in Singapore.WVudCI6ImFkcy5BcnRTcHNlYzEiLCJwYXJhbXMiOnt9LCJpc01vYmlsZSI6ZmFsc2p> Verstappen ->
On Sunday, Verstappen wants to go full attack right from the start. The good long runs in free training give the youngster courage. Verstappen does not expect any further problems in the drive. “In the race, we decrease our performance even more. So far, the problems have only occurred when we drove the engine to its limit. There were no problems in the long runs on Friday. And if something breaks, something breaks. You can't do anything about that. We'll find out tomorrow. ”