British GP: Max Verstappen Wins First Sprint Race To Claim Pole Position | Formula 1 News

British GP: Max Verstappen Wins First Sprint Race To Claim Pole Position |  Formula 1 News


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Max Verstappen gained the first-ever F1 dash race on Saturday to bag pole for British GP.© AFP



World championship chief Max Verstappen gained Formula One’s inaugural dash race on Saturday to take pole place for the British Grand Prix. The Red Bull driver completed the 100km sprint forward of defending champion Lewis Hamilton with Valtteri Bottas within the second Mercedes in third place. Verstappen went into the weekend with a 32-point lead over seven-time champion Hamilton who’s hoping to seize an eighth British Grand Prix triumph on Sunday.

Saturday’s dash race was the primary of three deliberate for this 12 months with the Italian Grand Prix in September and one other race to be confirmed.

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