Abu Dhabi Grand Prix LIVE RESULTS: Verstappen starting on POLE with Hamilton second – latest from Yas Marina

MAX VERSTAPPEN’S Red Bull team are confident he can win the F1 world title after pipping Mercedes to pole position for TODAY’S Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. This is a long race and this is Lewis Hamilton in the car.”. Red Bull star Max Verstappen has taken pole position at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix after beating rival Lewis Hamilton in the qualifying race. Red Bull principal Christian Horner provided some insight on how Max Verstappen beat Lewis Hamilton in the quali. I think that’s one of Max’s best laps of the year”. Max Verstappen denied that a tow from Red Bull team-mate Sergio Perez was the sole reason he won Pole 1 over rival Lewis Hamilton. Hamilton said after the race: “Max did a great lap today. Max Verstappen finished first in the qualifiers at Yas Marina and will be on pole for tomorrow’s racing. Max Verstappen expressed his gratitude after a masterful performance in qualifying. He said: “I was very relaxed going into qualifying. Max Verstappen claims he would have already wrapped up the F1 title had he been driving Lewis Hamilton’s speedy Mercedes. He said: “I think there is nothing you need to say [to Hamilton]. Max Verstappen is ‘incredibly happy’ with his performance in qualifying. The Brit admitted he ‘couldn’t compete’ with the lap time Verstappen set early on in Q3.

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