Formula 1: Verstappen first wins the Sprint of the Chinese GP and then takes pole. Ferraris are bad


By John

Max Verstappen took pole position for the Chinese F1 GP, which runs tomorrow. For the world champion and his Red Bull it is the fifth consecutive pole since the start of the season. Sergio Perez will also start on the front row with the other Red Bull. Sixth and seventh times for the Ferraris of Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz. Fernando Alonso (Aston Martin) and Lando Norris (McLaren) will start on the second row on the Shanghai circuit tomorrow. Third for Oscar Piatri (McLaren) and Leclerc. Today's pole is number 37 in Verstappen's career.

Max Verstappen meanwhile had won the Sprint race of the Chinese GP, the first of the Formula 1 world championship season. On the Shanghai circuit, the Red Bull champion preceded the Mercedes of Lewis Hamilton and teammate Sergio Perez. Fourth place for Charles Leclerc's Ferrari, ahead of the other Ferrari of Carlos Sainz. “The first laps were frenetic, everyone was pushing. I struggled a bit at the beginning because we were sliding a lot, then we were stronger in the balance and I managed the tires well. I'm very happy with this. But now let's look at qualifying, I'm important to have a good position for tomorrow. Everything went well.” This was declared by the Dutchman Max Verstappen (RedBull), first at the end of the Sprint Race of the Chinese GP.