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Max Verstappen after problematic qualifying on P10: “This is extremely frustrating”

During Q1 and Q2 things still looked good for Max Verstappen but when it was time to fight for pole, Verstappen made a mistake during his first attempt and then experienced technical problems during his final attempt.

It was a costly mistake during his first fast run, as it turned out afterwards when Verstappen did not have enough power due to an engine problem when he had to start his ultimate fast run.

“I just didn’t have any power when I pulled out of the pits,” said Verstappen. “I don’t think it’s a big problem, but at least we couldn’t solve it on track.”

“I haven’t been to the team to see what it was exactly, but it’s obviously very frustrating. Especially because it actually looked like we had found quite a bit of speed. And then you suddenly get this problem, so that’s really bummed.”

Without the problem, Verstappen suspects he could have competed for pole position.

“I think so. After yesterday we made a lot of changes to the car and it paid off,” said Verstappen. “Everything looked fine until Q3 and I had a good feeling in the car. Of course, the question is always where you end up, but the speed was good.”

The Hungaroring is characterized by the fact that it is difficult to overtake. A difficult race awaits Verstappen from tenth place on the starting grid.

“Hopefully we don’t lose too much time in the beginning with the cars in front of us that we’re fighting because it’s difficult to overtake here. However, something can always happen and we may need a little luck. We’ll see tomorrow,” Verstappen concludes.

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