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The Red Bull driver beat F1 title rival Lewis Hamilton to pole with his final lap in qualifying, taking top spot by 0.209s to secure his ninth pole of the season.
It marked a strong turnaround by Red Bull after Mercedes looked to have the stronger package after the opening practice session, while Verstappen also avoided a late rain shower from scuppering his pole charge at the Austin track.
With Hamilton having to settle for second place, he splits the Red Bull pair, with Sergio Perez in third, having been on provisional pole after the first runs in Q3.
Both Red Bull drivers had to have their rear wings beefed up before qualifying after Verstappen’s suffered a hairline fracture in FP3. The season increasingly appears to be scripted by Hollywood, with Verstappen and Hamilton once again locked together on the front row; it’s the sixth time this season that they’ve lined up alongside each other.
You’d currently get short odds on the pair coming together on the track, as they have a couple of times already this season. Indeed, it almost happened in second practice on Friday, with Verstappen calling Hamilton a “stupid idiot” and extending a middle finger towards his rival after they charged down the pit straight together with neither giving way.