The former F1 driver, who now works as an analyst at Sky Sports, sees the Dutchman rising above himself.
“Max Verstappen looks very strong. He was three tenths away from Mercedes and that is impressive. Max did a good job in the third free practice and it looks like he can compete with Mercedes.”
“It could be an interesting qualifying session, because Max really seems to be there. It remains to be seen how far Mercedes will be able to open the engine this afternoon.”
During the third training session, Verstappen had a problem with his DRS, but that problem will soon be resolved, according to Chandok: “The DRS may not have been properly adjusted, but it is not something to worry about. The team will do this. resolve quickly. “
Chandhock is backed by Sky Sports teammates Davide Valsecki and Mark In. “Verstappen had a problem with the back wing, which of course took time. That means Red Bull is in a very good position in terms of the chance for pole position,” said Valseki.
Genein expects this could be Verstappen’s day: “Max really has a chance at gender. Given his lead over Hamilton, I think he’s a real candidate for pole position. “.
Lewis Hamilton also had a minor technical problem, which prevented him from driving a fast lap. “He would like to do another run to check his adjustment, but he had a problem with his car. It is a disadvantage for Mercedes during qualifying.”
“It was a positive session for Albon, although he is still far behind Verstappen. But he can also take fourth place during qualifying.” Albon gave Verstappen more than six tenths, but in return there was a gap of four tenths to the midfield.