BUDAPEST, Hungary — After his brilliant win at the rain-soaked German Grand Prix last weekend, Max Verstappen had a near-perfect lap at the Hungarian GP to take the first pole position of his Formula One career on Saturday.
The Red Bull driver set a track record with 1 minute, 14.958 seconds and then beat it again with 1:14.572.
“Big thanks to the team, the car was flying,” said Verstappen, who became the 100th F1 driver to take a pole. “This one was missing. … It was only a matter of time.”