A mechanical problem for Valtteri Bottas on the run out of the Variante Alta had left

the Finn's Alfa Romeo stationary at the side of the track

and brought out the warning flags for drivers.

Verstappen was one of the first cars through there

and duly completed his lap to secure a session-topping time.

While a long ago it may have been the case for drivers to lose improved laptimes automatically

if they passed through yellow flags, this time there was no problem for Verstappen

because he had fully obeyed the current requirements laid down in F1.

In Verstappen's case, it is obvious from the onboard footage

of his pole lap that he duly took the right action.