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Verstappen takes pole in Bahrain; Sainz will start fourth and Alonso fifth

A picture of the Bahrain Grand Prix.

A picture of the Bahrain Grand Prix.

The Dutchman Max Verstappen (Red Bull), who aspires to achieve a third title in a row, will start from ‘pole’ this Sunday at the Bahrain Grand Prix, the first of the Formula One World Cup, which is held at the Sakhir circuit.

Verstappen, 25, achieved the twenty-first ‘pole’ of his F1 career by covering the 5,412 meters of the circuit on the outskirts of Manama in one minute, 30 seconds and 282 thousandths, 221 less than his teammate, the Mexican Sergio ‘Checo’ Pérez, who will start with him from the front row.


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