Verstappen Begins fifteenth In Saudi GP As Crimson Bull Breaks Down, Hamilton seventh, And Perez On Pole

MAX VERSTAPPEN should begin the Saudi Arabia GP at fifteenth after mechanical issues compelled him out of qualifying.

The world champion started to have engine issues in Q2 and was forced off the Jeddah Circuit early in consequence.

Max Verstappen’s points started popping out of flip 10

He was sturdy favorite to start out the race in pole place, however his early finish to qualifying noticed his Crimson Bull teammate Sergio Perez safe the spot.

Verstappen was going sturdy after Q1, however was limping across the observe again to the pits after he reported his points over the radio.

The 25-year-old hasn’t given up on the race regardless of his place on the grid and made that clear when chatting with Sky Sports activities after qualifying.

He mentioned: “Now it’s a bit of bit extra tough to get to the entrance,

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“However it’s all about scoring factors, it’s a really lengthy season. In fact, I’d have hoped to start out a bit additional up the highway however we can not change that now.

“Something is feasible at this observe. We’ve seen plenty of loopy issues, however we additionally want to remain a bit of bit sensible. I imply, it’s going to be robust. However now we have good tempo so, for certain, we’ll transfer ahead.”

Crimson Bull have confirmed for the reason that problem was not with the Dutchman’s engine, however relatively with the automobile’s driveshaft.

Lewis Hamilton will begin in seventh tomorrow after as we speak’s qualification along with his Mercedes teammate George Russell beginning on the second row.

Charles Leclerc was second quickest in qualifying, however should begin tomorrow’s race in twelfth spot after a 10-place grid penalty is utilized.

It means Fernando Alonso will line up on the front-row alongside Perez in his Aston Martin.

With Russel third, Carlos Sainz is fourth for Ferrari.

Lance Stroll, Esteban Ocon, Hamilton, Oscar Piastri, Pierre Gasly and Nico Hulkenberg full the highest 10.

The race takes place tomorrow in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia at 5pm UK time.

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