F1: Yellow flag cost me pole position – Verstappen

Max Verstappen dominated qualifying for the British GP on a soaking wet Silverstone track, but came up jut 0.027s short in Q3.

He said afterwards that a yellow on his final lap cost him the pole.

“It was a good qualifying, I felt comfortable out there.

“It was obviously very slippery on track, my 360-degree spin in Q3 was a new tire warming technique [laughs], but overall, I think we did a good job, we have a great race car.

“Q3 is sometimes a bit of a lottery, especially in the wet, so I couldn’t improve on my final lap as there was a yellow flag, I think that cost me pole position today.

“As you can see it’s all very tight at the front at the Ferraris are very strong. It will be a close battle tomorrow but hopefully, we can finish ahead of them.

“The car is good in the wet and the dry, so if the car is working well during the race tomorrow, then we should have a good chance of winning.”