Verstappen secures pole for Dutch GP in home country

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Red Bull driver and local hero Max Verstappen posted the fastest time in qualifying Saturday for the Dutch Grand Prix to secure the top starting spot for Sunday's race at Circuit Zandvoort in North Holland, Netherlands.

Pos. Driver Team Time
1 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:08.885
2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes +0.038
3 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes +0.337
4 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri +0.593
5 Charles Leclerc Ferrari +0.642
6 Carlos Sainz Ferrari +0.652
7 Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo +.705
8 Esteban Ocon Alpine +1.048
9 Fernando Alonso Alpine +1.071
10 Daniel Ricciardo McLaren +1.281
11 George Russell Williams Q2
12 Lance Stroll Aston Martin Q2
13 Lando Norris McLaren Q2
14 Nicholas Latifi Williams Q2
15 Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri Q2
16 Sergio Perez Red Bull Q1
17 Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin Q1
18 Robert Kubica Alfa Romeo Q1
19 Mick Schumacher Haas Q1
20 Nikita Mazepin Haas Q1

"It's an amazing feeling to get pole position here. The crowd is incredible. Today was good, I hope we can finish this off tomorrow," Verstappen said.

The 23-year-old dutchman edged his rival, Lewis Hamilton, for P1.

"Max did an amazing lap. I was so close to catching him, I gave it everything. He deserves pole," Hamilton said.

Hamilton leads Verstappen by three points for first in the Formula 1 driver standings.

Verstappen secures pole for Dutch GP in home country
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