Max Verstappen thinks that he could have had the Monaco GP pole position on Saturday if not Charles Leclerc’s late crash.

Red Bull Racing’s Verstappen was on the verge of getting the pole position in Monaco, but the late red flag in Q3 caused by Charles Leclerc’s nasty crash spoiled it all. After the session, the Dutchman was confident that he would have been on pole.

“I was 0.150s up before going into the tunnel, and I knew on the previous lap, I made a mistake in Turn 10, 11, where I lost more than a tenth,” he said.

“So I knew that pole position was on, especially on the second timed lap. I had a lot more grip on the tyres, even the last sector would normally have been an improvement,” he added.

At the same time, the lost pole position was a history already for Verstappen.

“But that’s would haves, should haves, I don’t really care about that. The fact is that there was a red flag. That’s it, it’s what it is.”

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