Perez takes first career pole in Saudi Arabia

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JEDDAH (Reuters) – Red Bull’s Sergio Perez took the first pole position of his Formula One career, ahead of his 215th race, at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix on Saturday.

Ferrari’s championship leader Charles Leclerc joined the Mexican on the front row with Spanish team mate Carlos Sainz third and Red Bull’s reigning world champion Max Verstappen fourth.

Mercedes’ seven times world champion Lewis Hamilton failed to get through the first phase of qualifying and is set to start 16th.

(Reporting by Alan Baldwin in London, editing by William Maclean)


Photo Mexican Formula One driver Sergio Perez of Red Bull Racing during a practice session for the Formula One Grand Prix of Saudi Arabia on the Corniche Circuit in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 25 March 2022. EPA-EFE/STR

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