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Carlos Sainz takes first career pole at Silverstone

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Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz will start his 150th Formula One race in pole position for the first time after posting the fastest lap in qualifying for the British Grand Prix.

Ferrari's Spanish driver Carlos Sainz Jr finishes his lap during the third and final qualifying session to take pole position for the Formula One British Grand Prix at the Silverstone motor racing circuit in Silverstone
Ferrari’s Spanish driver Carlos Sainz Jr finishes his lap during the third and final qualifying session to take pole position for the Formula One British Grand Prix at the Silverstone motor racing circuit in Silverstone. Picture: Ben Stansall, AFP

Silverstone — Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz will start his 150th Formula One race in pole position for the first time on Sunday after posting the fastest lap in qualifying for the British Grand Prix.

The 27-year-old Spaniard will start in front of world champion and series leader Max Verstappen in his Red Bull.

“It was a good lap, I was struggling a lot with the standing water,” said Sainz.

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“Pole came as a bit of a surprise. The pace has been there all weekend.”

Ferrari and Red Bull fill the second row with Sainz’s teammate Charles Leclerc third and Verstappen’s colleague Sergio Perez in fourth spot.

Home favourite and seven-time champion Lewis Hamilton will begin fifth on the grid in his Mercedes.

AFP

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