Formally, Max Verstappen won two best starting positions in the season 2019, but the Dutchman insists he was also the fastest in Mexico, where he was fined by the FIA. for violating the yellow flag rule.
Verstappen did not slow down in the pre-race qualifying for the Mexican GP after the collision of Valtteri Bottas, and the FIA subsequently stripped him of the pole location and fined him starting points.
The Crimson Bull racer, however, reveals that he is still recording his achievement in his stats.
“I still count that as my pole location, after all, I set the fastest qualifying time. In the year 2019 I did not reach the top two starting positions, but three. “