A Mercedes run has been broken: Max Verstappen pulled out a stunning lap to take his first pole position at Texas's Circuit of The Americas and end a streak of Mercedes poles at this track running back to 2014.

    It was a thrilling qualifying session on Saturday in front of a sell-out crowd Stateside, as more than 100,000 fans watched Lewis Hamilton, Sergio Perez, and Verstappen duel for supremacy in the top ten shootout.

    HIGHLIGHTS: Watch all the action from qualifying for the US Grand Prix at COTA

    Q1 saw Charles Leclerc go quickest, Red Bull edging out the Mercedes; Q2 had Max Verstappen top the charts by 0.333s over Hamilton; and Q3 went right to the wire with Verstappen finally taking pole over Hamilton and Perez by just over two-tenths.

    Cue a mighty roar from the crowd as they saw one of the best Saturday shootouts of the season. You can watch the onboard lap with Verstappen in the video player above.