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Kevin Magnussen and Haas take their first F1 pole thanks to Russell’s Mercedes

Kevin Magnussen did a lap that earned him pole position thanks to the complicity of George Russell and the rain over Interlagosthe danish Kevin Mag


Kevin Magnussen did a lap that earned him pole position thanks to the complicity of George Russell and the rain over Interlagos

the danish Kevin Magnussen (Haas) surprised in the ‘pre-qualifying’ session and will come out first this Saturday in the test sprint which will decide the qualification for the Sao Paulo Grand Prix (Brazil), the penultimate of the World Cup Formula 1which is disputed in the circuit of interlagos; in which the Spanish Carlos Sainz (Ferrari) and Fernando Alonso (Alpine) they will start fifth and seventh, respectively; and the mexican Sergio Perez (Red Bull)nineth.

Kevin Magnussen30, set the best time as soon as the decisive third round (Q3) started, on soft tyres, before it began to rain and the subsequent accident of the Englishman George Russell (Mercedes) interrupted an act in which, when resumed, nobody improved -with intermissions- his time.

The Dane signed the first ‘pole’ of his career in F1 -with this qualifying format, this Friday’s result counts for the statistics, not Saturday’s- by covering the 4,309 meters of the São Paulo track in one minute, eleven seconds and 674 thousandths, 203 less than the Dutchman Max Verstappen (Red Bull) -that a month ago already mathematically sentenced the revalidation of the title- and with 385 on the own Russellwho this Saturday will start third in the reduced test.

Carlos Sainz and Fernando Alonso they will start fifth and seventh; while Checo Perezsecond in the World Cup, will do so from ninth place, one place ahead of the Monegasque Charles Leclerc (Ferrari)third in the championship, five points behind the Mexican.

Apart from ordering the starting formation for Sunday’s (scheduled for 71 laps, to complete 305.8 kilometers), this Saturday’s sprint test -24 laps, a little more than a third of the route of the Sunday race- He will distribute points among the first eight: eight to the winner, seven to the second and so on until the eighth, which will add an extra unit to his overall scoreboard.