Max Verstappen: Splitting Mercedes 'amazing result'

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen was delighted with his qualifying performance in Austria after securing P3 on the grid for Sunday’s race.

With Lewis Hamilton under investigation for a possible block on Kimi Raikkonen, the Dutchman may yet find himself on the front row alongside Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc.

The 21-year-old claimed victory here last season, and he is in with a chance of repeating that result in the race – he will start on the more durable medium compound.

“I’m actually really happy at the moment,” he told Sky Sports F1 after qualifying.

“For us this is an amazing result on a track that isn’t easy for us.

“The whole weekend, I think with the upgrades we brought with us the car seems to be working better so I’m really happy to be in the top three.”

Really happy with the car throughout qualifying and great to be starting 3rd! Hats off to @redbullracing and of course all fans for supporting me here 🙌 I can’t wait for tomorrow 💪 #KeepPushing #OrangeArmy #AustrianGP 🇦🇹 pic.twitter.com/HlcZOnw0JB

— Max Verstappen (@Max33Verstappen) June 29, 2019

An army of Dutch fans came to support the Red Bull man, and he hopes to give them the result they deserve in the race.

“It’s great, it brings a big smile on my face and hopefully I can give them a great result tomorrow,” he said.

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