Max Verstappen has reflected on Saturday’s Sprint Qualifying at Interlagos, where he finished 2nd.


  • Verstappen admits that medium tires caused problems at the start.
  • The Dutchman reveals that overtaking Valtteri Bottas was too difficult.

What he had to say:

  • “The start itself wasn’t the best, because we were on the harder compound, so that also didn’t help.
  • “Especially to put the energy around here wasn’t the easiest, but nevertheless, I think the pace was quite good, just around here, once you close up, you can’t really pass, but it’s okay.”
  • “They [Mercedes] are fast on the straights, so you need a really good last corner to be able to pass, but today [it] wasn’t possible, but we’ll try again tomorrow.”

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