Two-time world champion Max Verstappen (Red Bull) of the Netherlands will start Sunday’s Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix on pole position, escorted by Mercedes’ George Russell of Great Britain.
Britain’s Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes took third position, followed by Spain’s Fernando Alonso of Aston Martin and Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz. Last year’s winner Charles Leclerc (Ferarri) finished seventh.
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Verstappen’s Red Bull teammate, Mexican Sergio Perez, had a bad day on Saturday and will start from last position on Sunday. Mercedes, which has had a difficult season, performed well, beating Ferrari again.
Verstappen took his second ‘pole’ of the year and the 22nd of his career, after the race that opened the circuit in Bahrain, in which he finished first.
“Very happy to come in on ‘pole’, I’m looking forward to tomorrow. I think we have a good race car, but it’s tricky about the tires, so it’s going to be an interesting race for sure,” he said.
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