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Lando Norris Grabs First Pole For Himself And The First Pole For McLaren Since 2012 For Russian GP

“It’s tricky; you have to put a lot of risk on the line and just try to see if it pays off and it did. So, yes, an amazing feeling, my first pole. Probably the only place I wouldn’t want to be pole is here, especially with the straight down to Turn 1,” Norris said.

“I’m not really looking forward it! I’m not looking forward to being first down to Turn 1 tomorrow but it’s going to set us up well, we’re in the best position we can be and I’m happy – it’s my first pole position, hopefully the first of many. I don’t know, I’m just happy, I don’t really know what to say,” Norris Said.

“It was tough,” he said. “I want to make myself sound good but it was tricky you know because it was that crossover section, and the lap before I was like two seconds down and I wasn’t very confident we were going to improve on the previous lap. But then I kept my tires warm and prepared the final lap. I risked quite a bit, I’m going to admit, and it paid off so I’m a happy boy,” he said.

Qualifying Results:

  1. Lando Norris

  2. Carlos Sainz

  3. George Russell

  4. Lewis Hamilton

  5. Daniel Ricciardo

  6. Fernando Alonso

  7. Valtteri Bottas

  8. Lance Stroll

  9. Sergio Perez

  10. Esteban Ocon

  11. Sebastian Vettel

  12. Pierre Gasly

  13. Yuki Tsunoda

  14. Nicholas Latifi

  15. Charles Leclerc

  16. Kimi Räikkönen

  17. Mick Schumacher

  18. Antonio Giovinazzi

  19. Nikita Mazepin

  20. Max Verstappen

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