Sainz takes his first F1 pole at soggy Silverstone

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SILVERSTONE, England (Reuters) – Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz took the first pole position of his Formula One career in a wet qualifying for the British Grand Prix on Saturday, with Red Bull’s championship leader Max Verstappen alongside him on the front row.

The Spaniard set a fastest time of one minute 40.983 seconds, with team mate Charles Leclerc qualifying third. Britain’s seven-times world champion Lewis Hamilton will start in fifth place for Mercedes on Sunday. 

(Reporting by Alan Baldwin, editing by Clare Fallon)

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