Red Bull’s Max Verstappen will take off tomorrow from Pole position for the Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort after posting the fastest lap in 1:08.885s.
Just 0.038s behind him was his closest rival, Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton, who will take of from P2, followed closely by his team mate Valtteri Bottas in third.
Pierre Gasly in the AlphaTauri will be in fourth for tomorrow’s race, after an impressive day of Qualifying for the Frenchman – his team mate Yuki Tsunoda will start in 14th.
The Ferrari duo of Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz are in P5 and P6 respectively after leading in that order in Q1.
Alfa Romeo’s Antonio Giovinazzi is in 7th followed by Alpine’s Esteban Ocon and Fernando Alonso in his shadows, and McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo closing out the top ten for the Dutch GP.
Speaking after the session, tomorrow’s Pole sitter, Verstappen said; “It’s an amazing feeling to get pole position here,” said Verstappen amid huge cheers from his orange-clad home support.
“The crowd is incredible and today was also very enjoyable. The car was very nice to drive and this track in qualifying, once the fuel comes out, it’s really cool.
“It’s the best starting position, we know passing is difficult, and I don’t expect it to be an easy race around here. A lot of laps and the tyres are struggling through the high speed. But today was good so of course, I hope we can finish it off tomorrow.”
Talking to Sky Sports F1 after the session, Lewis Hamilton said; “I want to say a big thank you to all the orange fans here, the Dutch fans.
“What an amazing venue, what an amazing track, I do really love coming to this country and I do appreciate the welcome. Great sporting fans here.
“Max did an amazing lap and I was so close, I was trying to catch him. With yesterday’s session missed it made it a bit more difficult of a day but I gave it absolutely everything.
“But he did an absolutely fantastic lap.”