Ferrari's Sainz takes pole for British GP

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For the first time in his career, Ferrari's Carlos Sainz will start from the top spot for Sunday's British Grand Prix after posting the fastest time during Saturday's qualifying session. Red Bull's Max Verstappen will start in second, while Sainz's teammate Charles Leclerc begins third.

Pos. Driver Team Time
1. Carlos Sainz Ferrari 1:40.983
2. Max Verstappen Red Bull +0.072
3. Charles Leclerc Ferrari +0.315
4. Sergio Perez Red Bull +0.633
5. Lewis Hamilton Mercedes +1.012
6. Lando Norris McLaren +1.101
7. Fernando Alonso Alpine +1.133
8. George Russell Mercedes +1.178
9. Zhou Guanyu Alfa Romeo +1.736
10. Nicholas Latifi Williams +22.112
11. Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri Q2
12. Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo Q2
13. Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri Q2
14. Daniel Ricciardo McLaren Q2
15. Esteban Ocon Alpine Q2
16. Alex Albon Williams Q1
17. Kevin Magnussen Haas Q1
18. Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin Q1
19. Mick Schumacher Haas Q1
20. Lance Stroll Aston Martin Q1

On a wet afternoon at Silverstone, Sainz used a strong final lap to edge out Verstappen for pole position.

"It was a good lap, I was struggling a lot with the standing water," Sainz said. "Pole came as a bit of a surprise. The pace has been there all weekend."

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