Verstappen after winning the pole position: "I don't care what happens behind me"



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Verstappen after winning the pole position: "I don't care what happens behind me"

After winning the pole position at the US Grand Prix for the first time in his career, Max Verstappen presented his thoughts on a new duel with Lewis Hamilton, which will start next to him in the first starting line tonight Circuit of the Americas has been a Mercedes fortress all these years since the beginning of the hybrid era in 2014.

No team was able to reach the pole position, and the dominance of the Silver Arrows was broken only by Kimi Raikkonen, winning with Ferrari in the 2018 race. But a number of the best starting positions of Mercedes drivers stopped yesterday.

Max Verstappen was two-tenths of a second faster than Lewis Hamilton and today he will have that small advantage at the start of the race.

Clashes

A new fierce duel between the two rivals for the title of champion is expected, who have already had many direct clashes this season, as well as clashes.

“I don’t care what happens behind me, I have to concentrate on myself,” Verstappen said, then touching on the constant stories of him and Hamilton colliding: “I don’t know why it should be mentioned all the time.

It's not that the two of us are the only ones who collided in this sport, things like that happen. " "We are in the first starting line again and everyone is expecting a great race. That’s what we drivers expect, we really want to have a great race."

"Showing this speed in qualifying is positive for the race, but I still expect it to be difficult to balance. They have good speed on the route, but it will be really warm." "There will be conditions that cause more tire consumption, and normally that makes things more interesting.

” The Dutchman admitted that he was a little surprised by winning the pole position in Texas, because somehow on the eve of the weekend, and even after the first training sessions on Friday, he still gave preference to Mercedes cars.

"It may be a bit of a surprise, but it can be seen that relationships have changed a lot throughout the season. Fortunately, this is still happening. I am, of course, happy with the performance we had today, and we will find out if there will be another story in the race.

” "Everything is so even that if you miss just one small detail or do not connect the right lap for any reason, the result is simply missing. That happened to us, for example, in Turkey, "Verstappen said