Max Verstappen secured pole position in qualifying at the Austrian Grand Prix weekend, meaning he’ll line up P1 for Saturday’s Sprint. And while it was a relatively straightforward session for the Dutchman, for Mercedes it was anything but.

    Verstappen pipped Ferrari rival Charles Leclerc to P1 by just 0.029s, with Carlos Sainz in third only 0.082s away from the Dutchman, as Sergio Perez took fourth.

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    George Russell was P5 for Mercedes. But the Briton didn’t see the chequered flag, after both he and team mate Lewis Hamilton crashed out of Q3 – with Hamilton taking an eventual P10 for the Sprint.

    Watch how the qualifying drama unfolded at the Red Bull Ring in the video above.