Carlos Sainz edged past Max Verstappen to claim the first pole position of his Formula 1 career for today’s British Grand Prix.
In the rain at Silverstone on Saturday, Ferrari’s Sainz excelled to edge world champion Verstappen by just 0.072 seconds with Charles Leclerc third in the other scarlet car.
Sergio Perez qualified fourth, with Lewis Hamilton a full second in fifth – one place ahead of compatriot Lando Norris who took sixth for McLaren. Hamilton’s Mercedes teammate George Russell finished eighth.
“Thank you all for staying out there in that rain,” Sainz said. “The Spaniards struggled with the rain, but you’re used to it. I did a lap, I didn’t think it was anything special, but it was pole position and it gave me a feeling. bit surprised. The pace has been there all weekend but based on my training pace we should be in a good position to hold on to the lead.
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