Max Verstappen was noticeably disappointed with his performance during Qualifying this morning in Australia and says he has not ‘felt good’ all weekend.
The Dutchman just missed out on Pole to Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc as the pair continue to battle it out on track for the top spot this season.
Verstappen will start tomorrow’s race in second with his teammate, Sergio Perez, in fourth, ahead of the McLaren of Lando Norris in fourth, and the two Mercedes men filling P5 and P6.
Speaking after the session, Verstappen let his feelings on the day be known and said: “I do not feel good. I didn’t really feel good the whole weekend so far.
“I don’t think there has been one lap where I have felt confident.
“It was a bit of a struggle. Of course, second is still a good result but it is hard to go to the limit.
“For me, this weekend so far has been all over the place, happy to be second, but as a team, we want more.”
However, Red Bull Team Principal, Christian Horner then said he’s still happy with second for tomorrow’s on-track battle and expects top points.
“I am still pretty happy with second and third on the gird here and both drivers at different points looked like they might be able to get the points,” he said.
“Max, that lock up cost him probably about three tenths and that would have put him very close to Charles’ time.
“Perez was carrying some extra fuel as he wanted to get three laps in.
“It was a great lap from Charles (Leclerc) but it is still P2 and P3.”
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