The Dutch pilot Max Verstappen (Red Bull) claimed pole position at United States Grand Prix, seventeenth proof of the Formula 1 World Cup, in a very tight qualifying that served to snatch the first place from Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), while Carlos Sainz (Ferrari) will start from sixth place and Fernando Alonso (Alpine), nineteenth.
Verstappen, leader of the World Cup, hurried until the last breath to stay with a first position that was very expensive. The Dutchman stopped the clock at 1: 32.910 after a final lap of film. The big favorite to the title was flawless in Austin aside from the potholes and pressure exerted by Hamilton.
The Ferraris by Charles Leclerc and Sainz fought in the same time span and finally the French could surpass the Spanish also in the last lap. In any case, Sainz – who was not very optimistic in the previous one – will enjoy a good position to try to get closer to the podium or take advantage of the circumstances of the race.
In addition, Fernando Alonso will start from the nineteenth position after failing to pass Q2. The two-time world champion had it in his hand for many minutes, but the final rush of the great favorites left him with honey on his lips. Even so, The Spaniard took the opportunity to try to help his partner Esteban Ocon taking advantage of its slipstream.