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Front row good achievement, says Verstappen

BARCELONA, SPAIN – MAY 21: Pole position qualifier Charles Leclerc of Monaco and Ferrari and Second placed qualifier Max Verstappen of the Netherlands and Oracle Red Bull Racing talk in parc ferme during qualifying ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Spain at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya on May 21, 2022 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

Max Verstappen says achieving a front-row result in qualifying for the Spanish Grand Prix is a good achievement considering his weekend difficulties.

The Dutch driver reported problems with power through his final run in qualifying and did not manage to achieve pole position for tomorrow’s main event.

“It’s always difficult to tell, but yeah, I couldn’t do my final run. I didn’t have my DRS open or I just lost power, so it’s a bit of a shame,” he said.

“I think overall, to be on the front row for us here, looking at the whole weekend so far, was a good achievement, but, of course, I would’ve liked to go for that final run.”

Verstappen also commented on the tire situation, reflecting on how hot the conditions will be through the race.

“Last few races we seemed really decent on the tires. Of course, tomorrow again it will be very hot, very warm. This track will be quite tough to [make a] pass, but let’s see. Hopefully, our car will again be a bit kinder on the tires, but it’s a bit difficult to tell at the moment.”

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