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Verstappen holds off Ferrari duo, will start on pole for Miami GP

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Max Verstappen will start on pole for Sunday's Miami Grand Prix, holding off the Ferrari duo of Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz.

Position Driver Team Time
1. Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:27.241
2. Charles Leclerc Ferrari +0.141
3. Carlos Sainz Ferrari +0.214
4. Sergio Perez Red Bull +0.219
5. Lando Norris McLaren +0.353
6. Oscar Piastri McLaren +0.434
7. George Russell Mercedes +0.826
8. Lewis Hamilton Mercedes +0.866
9. Nico Hulkenberg Haas +0.905
10. Yuki Tsunoda RB +0.951
11. Lance Stroll Aston Martin Q2
12. Pierre Gasly Alpine Q2
13. Esteban Ocon Alpine Q2
14. Alex Albon Williams Q2
15. Fernando Alonso Aston Martin Q2
16. Valtteri Bottas Kick Sauber Q1
17. Logan Sargeant Williams Q1
18. Daniel Ricciardo RB Q1
19. Kevin Magnussen Haas Q1
20. Zhou Guanyu Kick Sauber Q1

The result capped off a very productive day for Verstappen as he also took the checkered flag in the sprint race, earning eight points toward the drivers' standings.

The three-time defending world champion has continued his dominance over the rest of the grid so far this season, starting on pole for all six races and earning four wins.

Verstappen is only the fifth driver in F1 history to win pole position in at least seven straight races, joining Ayrton Senna, Alain Prost, Michael Schumacher, and Lewis Hamilton.

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