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Verstappen matches Senna’s pole record at Imola

Updated on: 19 May,2024 07:48 AM IST  |  Imola
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Oscar Piastri’s McLaren will start alongside the unstoppable Dutchman on Sunday after posting the second fastest time in a tight qualifying session

Verstappen matches Senna’s pole record at Imola

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen celebrates after clinching pole position at Imola. Pic/AFP

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Max Verstappen secured his eighth consecutive pole position in qualifying for the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at Imola on Saturday to equal the record of Ayrton Senna. 


The Red Bull three-time world champion’s dominance in qualifying drew him level with Senna’s run of eight poles, poignantly three decades after the late great Brazilian’s tragic death at the Italian circuit in 1994. 


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Oscar Piastri’s McLaren will start alongside the unstoppable Dutchman on Sunday after posting the second fastest time in a tight qualifying session.

Tha Australian’s teammate Lando Norris, winner last time out in Miami, posted the third best time to fill the second row alongside the Ferrari of Charles Leclerc. 

Carlos Sainz in the other Ferrari will set off on the third row with the Mercedes of George Russell for company. 

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