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British GP: Max Verstappen Wins First Sprint Race To Claim Pole Position

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

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

Saturday’s sprint race was the first of three planned for this year with the Italian Grand Prix in September and another race to be confirmed.

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