Daniel Ricciardo has denied Max Verstappen the chance to become the youngest man in Formula One history to claim pole…
Daniel Ricciardo has denied Max Verstappen the chance to become the youngest man in Formula One history to claim pole position after killing his Red Bull teammate with a sensational flying lap in Mexico.
The bulky Red Bulls are locked on the front line in an exciting qualifying session, while Lewis Hamilton, who needs to finish only seventh to claim the World Championship, qualified third.
“I’m stopping big nutsack right now … Screaming out to the team to get a one-two,” Ricciardo told Sky Sports.
“I knew there was somewhere – I only knew the beat was in the car – Max showed it all weekend.”  “I was still not convinced that it was the cleanest yard, but I have to relax a little . “
Ferrari Sebastian Vettel, who has to win here to stop Hamilton from claiming honor of the year ended in fourth.
had dominated the whole weekend at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, but he was succeeded in Aussien claims his first pole on another track than Monaco and just the third of his career. Daniel Ricciardo left the late befo
Verstappen was clearly frustrated by the result and encountered second place when he came to the beginning.
But Ricciardo, who expelled the Dutch with only 0.026 seconds, was ecstatic.
“I knew it was there somewhere,” he said moment e fter that he broke over the radio in joy.
“I knew it was always important to put the shot together, and Max showed that the beat was in the car all weekend.”
F1: Daniel Ricciardo gives a good interview after securing the pole at the Mexico Grand Prix before Red Bull-teammates Max Verstappen.
“I’m stopping big nutsack!”
Verstappen was quite
“We had the same problem training yesterday.”
“We tried to make the most of it and I thought it would be enough for the pole with the problems we had.”
Dan Iel Ricciardo has secured only his third pole. Ricciardo lined up Max Verstappen for pole, with Lewis Hamilton third.
Hamilton, who wants to see the title that will draw him even with Juan Manuel Fangio with a victory is in striking reach of the red bulls, but crucial in front of his only rival.
“I’m really pleased with that,” said Hamilton after his Mercedes team had been good as it was in practice.
“We had a hard day yesterday and today was a big improvement. Being behind the red bulls is not a bad thing.”
The 800 yard stretch to the opening bend is the longest on the calendar and last year Vettel collapsed with Hamilton at the third bend.
“We saw what happened last year with the red car behind, so I do not know what’s going on in the beginning tomorrow,” he added.
“It depends on how we get away, but I’ll fight to take a stand. I’m careful with the red bulls forward.”
SHIP UP or SHIPPING
Brendon Hartley must improve during the last three races this season to keep his seat with Toro Rosso next year, team manager Franz Tost.
New Zealand driver was an impressive sixth fastest in the second session of the Mexican Grand Prix and top World Championship leader Lewis Hamilton and his Mercedes comrade Valtteri Bottas.
But for Tost, that’s not enough.
“He showed a good race in Austin,” said the Austrian. “Still, if you look at the results he has four points and Pierre (Gasly) has 28.
” That means he needs to improve his performance if he wants to stay. “The team confirmed last month that they have re-signed Russian Daniil Kvyat for next year when Frenchman Gasly moves to Red Bull.
HOW TO START
1st row Daniel Ricciardo (AUS / Red Bull) Max Verstappen (NED / Red Bull)
] 2nd row: Lewis Hamilton (GBR / Mercedes) Sebastian Vettel (GER / Ferrari)
3rd row: Valtteri Bottas (FIN / Mercedes) Kimi Raikkonen (FIN / Ferrari)
4th row: Nico Hulkenberg (GER / Renault) Carlos Sainz Jr. (ESP / Renault)
5th row: Charles Leclerc (MON / Sauber) Marcus Ericsson (SWE / Sauber)
6th line: Esteban Ocon (FRA / Force India) Fernando Alonso (ESP / McLaren)
7th row: Sergio Perez (MEX / Force India) Brendon Hartley (NZL / Toro Rosso)
8 : a line: Stoffel Vandoorne (BEL / McLaren) Kevin Magnussen (DEN / Haas)
9th row: Lance Stroll (CAN / Williams) Romain Grosjean (FRA / Haas)
10th row: Sergey Sirotkin (RUS / Williams ) Pierre Gasly (FRA / Toro Rosso)
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