Fernando Alonso the classification of the Austrian GP made a rage, and with good reason. Sebastian vettel it derailed what looked like it was going to be an epic qualifying, ending with a painful elimination in Q3 and a poor 14th position on the grid.
It happened at the end of Q2. Alonso had made the third fastest time in Q1, only surpassed by Max verstappen Y Lando norris (who later played pole between them), and in the final stretch of this second round he had been doing a lap more than enough to pass the cut again and dispute Q3. At Turn 9, the last one, he had to hit the brakes because Sebastian vettel Instead of pulling away, he got into the line when it came slower.
Alonso’s outburst of fury was as understandable as it was audible: “What the hell is he doing! I can’t believe it!”
BUT WHAT THE F ******! I CAN NOT BELIEVE IT! 🤬🤬🤬
– DAZN Spain (@DAZN_ES) July 3, 2021
It is already the second time that a pilot, and also a world champion, hinders him this weekend. In free practice, Kimi Raikkonen made him stop when he didn’t want to, although in this case it had no relevance as it was a training session. Vettel will be penalized in all probability.
Verstappen, pole by thousandths over Norris
Max Verstappen added a new pole, third in a row for him and second in a row at the Red Bull Ring, after narrowly beating one of the great surprises of this season: Lando Norris.
The Briton was only 49 thousandths to finish second, just ahead of Sergio perez who also achieved his best grid position this year. In Norris’s case, it’s his best Saturday since coming to F1. The Mercedes, very gray: Lewis hamilton 4th and Valtteri Bottas, 5th.
Carlos Sainz he stayed out of Q3 by only 6 thousandths, 11th, but presumably he will gain some position with the suspension of Vettel.