The first, historic, Formula 1 Sprint Qualification was won by Max Verstappen who thus officially becomes the poleman of the 2021 British Grand Prix. The Dutchman of Red Bull was quick to burn at the start Lewis Hamilton and to resist the attacks of the house idol in the first laps. Then he took home the success with – relative – tranquility, controlling the onslaught of the two Mercedes. Third Valtteri Bottas, which thus allows Mercedes to equalize in the points won today among the constructors the Red Bull. To interview the top three was Jenson Button.
Max Verstappen (1st, Red Bull): “It’s difficult to overtake here but we got off to a good start. Nice fight with Lewis in the first lap, then we tried to make our step. We pushed each other to the limit, in the end the tires were finished. I am happy to take these three points. It was weird, taking pole like this is weird. But we take it. It will certainly be an exciting race tomorrow. We start with less fuel, we were able to push hard. But on the tires it’s tough. But it is the same for everyone, we must know how to manage this too. We can’t touch the cars, but we’re fast. We will have to be tomorrow too. Speed on the straight will be an issue, but we’ll handle that too. However, I think I will be able to do a great race. I thank the fans. I know they cheer for the British riders, but it was great to hear them cheer. I hope I can have a good fight with Lewis “.