Recipe for a man man good morning
Lewis Hamilton spoke of his joy at winning the pole for the Sunday Grand Prix.
Brit surpassed Sergio Perez’s Red Bulls and Max Verstappen for Emilia Romagna Grand Prix in Imola.
He said: “What a wonderful day. I certainly did not expect us to be ahead of two Red Bulls. They were very quick this weekend. Once they had a six-tenth lead, we really didn’t know where we were going.
“But the car has felt better since the beginning of this weekend so please respect the team that worked hard to really narrow the windows.
“I love the challenge. I think it’s great we finally got two Red Bulls there. It will definitely make the strategy harder and that will be a real challenge since they have great race speed.
“Their pace was a bit stronger in the long run yesterday but I’m very happy.
“The first round was very nice, really clean. There are some improvements in the second round but it’s not quite as good as the first round, but I’m really grateful. I went to the last corner and heard that I got the poles and I’m so grateful. ”
Meanwhile, Nikita Mazepin is ‘dead’ at the start of his F1 career.
His Haas team boss, Guenther Steiner said: “I told him: ‘You need to keep your head up. These things happen and obviously in the moment he was a beaten boy, you know? Everyone beat him up. That makes it more difficult.
“Eventually you leave with the better side – but you just hold your head up high, focus on the next race and move on.
“At some stage [the incidents] need to drop but he is trying hard because of that and I guess sometimes he is trying too hard.
“He needs to find that limit. But that’s for him to find, not us. We can help him do that. ”
And finally, Williams Formula 1 racer George Russell revealed that he had a “Pastor Maldonado moment” in qualifying.
He said: “It’s no secret Mercedes is having a little bit of trouble with implementing the battery, and every meter gives you one meter at the end of the lap.
“So I want to switch to that mode as late as possible, say half a corner, before I pick up the camera.
“The tire is a bit cold, I’m not completely focused. It contributed to the creation of Pastor Maldonado’s moment! “