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Carlos Sainz (Ferrari photo)

Sainz Claims First Formula 1 Pole

SILVERSTONE, England — Mastering wet track conditions, Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz earned his first Formula 1 pole position during Saturday’s qualifying session for Sunday’s British Grand Prix at the Silverstone Circuit.

Reigning world champion Max Verstappen set the pace in Q 1 and Q2 for Red Bull, but Sainz turned a sizzling lap of 1 minute and 40.983 seconds during the final minutes of the third and final session to secure his first pole on a weekend where he will make his 150th Formula 1 start.

Verstappen ended up second, 0072 seconds behind Sainz.

Sainz’s teammate, Charles Lecclerc was third, while Sergio Perez timed fourth quick in the second Red Bull

Mercedes ace Lewis Hamilton was fifth, with Lando Norris sixth for McLaren.