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F1 qualifying in Abu Dhabi: results, summary and reactions from Verstappen and Hamilton at Yas Marina

Red Bull team lesson. Everything indicated that Mercedes was a favorite, that the energy drink cars were in tow, but they had saved an Ace. The str


Red Bull team lesson. Everything indicated that Mercedes was a favorite, that the energy drink cars were in tow, but they had saved an Ace. The strategy was very clear to them. Lap with the soft in Q2 and use Pérez to help Verstappen with the slipstream. Everything went smoothly. Verstappen put half a second to Hamilton and it left Mercedes dislodged, who did not know how to react. Hamilton did not improve and Bottas sank in an inexplicable way (sixth place).

But this classification has had more than the Verstappen-Hamilton. Norris reappeared in the Noble Zone on a Saturday long after. Third best time for him. Great Q3 also from Sainz. The Madrilenian, who was not comfortable with the car yesterday, has set the fifth best time and the options for tomorrow are open. Again ahead of Leclerc.

The cross was Alonso. He had pace to get into Q3, but Ricciardo bothered him enough not to improve his lap. And the Australian himself he was the one who threw him out for only 12 thousandths.