“I mean it’s just an awesome feeling like altogether. I don’t know what to say. it just feels like you’ve qualified well but it’s a pole position which doesn’t come around much.
“It’s tricky; you have to put a lot of risk on the line and just try to see if it pays off and it did. So, yes, an amazing feeling, my first pole. Probably the only place I wouldn’t want to be pole is here, especially with the straight down to Turn 1.
“I’m not really looking forward it! I’m not looking forward to being first down to Turn 1 tomorrow but it’s going to set us up well, we’re in the best position we can be and I’m happy – it’s my first pole position, hopefully the first of many.”
Norris’ old teammate Sainz joins him on the front row in his Ferrari, with Russell heading Hamilton on the second. The seven-time world champion needs to capitalise on Verstappen’s last-place grid penalty start to rekindle his title defense.
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