F1: In front of his supporters, Verstappen takes pole for the Dutch GP

ZANDVOORT, Netherlands — Dutchman Max Verstappen produced a brilliant final lap in his Red Bull and claimed pole position for Sunday’s Formula 1 Dutch Grand Prix.

To the cheers of a cheering partisan crowd, Verstappen edged Charles Leclerc, in Ferrari, by 21 hundredths of a second.

Carlos Sains Jr. (Ferrari) and Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) will make up the second starting line.

Quebecer Lance Stroll, on Aston Martin, will start from 10th position, far ahead of his teammate Sebastian Vettel (19th).

Canadian Nicolas Latifi (Williams) finished qualifying in 20th and last place.

In addition, the qualifying session was interrupted when a smoke bomb was thrown on the track.

According to FIA officials, the culprit was kicked out of the stands by security officials.


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