F1 2023
Round 11

Max Verstappen took pole position for British Grand Prix

gb Silverstone

Round 11 of the season, British Grand Prix is taking place at Silverstone.

Max Verstappen took pole position for British Grand Prix

Max Verstappen of Oracle Red Bull Racing, supported by Honda as a Team Partner, took pole position, and Sergio Perez was P15.

Scuderia AlphaTauri's Yuki Tsunoda will start at the race from 16th and Nyck De Vries from 18th.

Max Verstappen
Max Verstappen 1
Oracle Red Bull Racing
It was quite a crazy qualifying, very hectic and slippery in some places. I had a little ‘inchident’ in the pit lane, I understeered as I turned and the car just went straight - I think there was quite a bit of damage. That aside, very happy. Equally, I’m very happy for McLaren, you could see how excited everyone was in that garage, they’ve worked so hard, it’s also great for the British fans too. I’m expecting the Ferraris and Mercedes to be more competitive during the race. As for us, we know that we have a good race car and I’m already looking forward to it. I don’t mind if it’s wet tomorrow, in FP3 we were very fast in the wet so I don’t think we need to worry. 

Sergio Perez
Sergio Perez 11
Oracle Red Bull Racing
Today was quite disappointing. The red flag lasted a lot longer than we initially thought it would so we lost some heat on the tyres and couldn’t get enough temperature back into them. We also struggled with the weather. The changing conditions made things a lot trickier, so we ended up having a poor qualifying. We had a good session yesterday so, for now, we need to look forward to tomorrow and just aim to get any many points as possible. It’s going to be difficult to come through the field but we will try our very best.

Yuki Tsunoda
Yuki Tsunoda 22
Scuderia AlphaTauri
I ended up very close to Q2 again, it’s frustrating and a shame, but I'm happy with my performance. Track evolution was high and almost fully dry in the end, but the team did a good job with the strategy. We tried many different things with the new upgrade, and compared to yesterday, the car felt better. I feel more support in the places I need, especially in the low-speed corners, and more rotation in the high-speed corners, which we were aiming for. There is room for improvement, but we're still trying to understand the car's behaviour more. I reset myself and do whatever I can tomorrow to extract as much performance from the car and finish as high as possible.

Nyck De Vries
Nyck De Vries 21
Scuderia AlphaTauri
Today's qualifying was a very tricky session, with changing conditions as the rain was coming. We did a decent lap at the beginning of qualifying, but towards the end, when it became a one-lap shootout, my tyres were very cold. I didn’t have the confidence and temperature to push and attack as required, making a mistake in the last corner where I out braked myself and went deep, losing a lot of time there. During the session, we were more competitive and in the mix, so I feel our final lap wasn't entirely representative. In these changing conditions, we maybe didn’t put it together when it mattered. We did some long runs in practice, but it’s certainly not going to be easy tomorrow. A big part of the track is high-speed, so it’s difficult to overtake and follow, so a little rain is welcome because it might bring some opportunities.

Car 77 - Disqualified - Failure to provide a 1.0 litre sample of fuel

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