Lando lost that time in the very last corner according to Karun Chandhok at the Skypad...Russell was immense in the Williams too ...but with today’s news I guess the happiest man must have been BottasLando less than five hundredths off of pole but starts on the front row for the first time. Max had to go purple in sector three to stay ahead of him. P9 for George!
With Max going purple in sector three it was probably the vital corner but Red Bull have generally had the advantage in that sector all weekend.Lando lost that time in the very last corner according to Karun Chandhok at the Skypad...Russell was immense in the Williams too ...but with today’s news I guess the happiest man must have been Bottas
Is it really that difficult though...they can stick with Valtteri and have him standing on the bottom step of the podium most race weekends with the occasional race win....or go with someone like Russell who could be fighting for World Championships and leading the team for the next decade. I see Russell more of a replacement for Hamilton in the long term should they go that way.George Russell into Q3 again. His one lap pace is right up there. Mercedes have such a difficult decision to make over Valtteri and George. George is really putting them under pressure to have him in the Merc next season. They can't hold him back for two more years to the end of Lewis's contract.
Hopefully for George the stewards from Austria haven't travelled. Only saw the incident once but it looked like normal lap one stuff.Quite liked the all new sprint race for qualifying, the racing was pretty feisty for the most part…Perez was very lucky not to go backwards into a barrier after a scary looking spin…predictable first three positions though….I haven’t seen whether Russell is going to get a penalty yet for a coming together with Sainz but it would be a harsh one.