Carlos Sainz USA Grand Prix

Carlos Sainz took pole position as Ferrari dominated Saturday’s qualifying for Sunday’s United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas. Photo: Twitter @ScuderiaFerrari

USA Grand Prix: FINAL grid positions after all driver penalties

Carlos Sainz took pole position as Ferrari dominated Saturday’s qualifying for Sunday’s United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas.

Carlos Sainz USA Grand Prix

Carlos Sainz took pole position as Ferrari dominated Saturday’s qualifying for Sunday’s United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas. Photo: Twitter @ScuderiaFerrari

Carlos Sainz outpaced team-mate Charles Leclerc to take pole position as Ferrari dominated Saturday’s qualifying for Sunday’s United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas.

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The Spaniard delivered a final flying lap in 1:34.356 to beat his Monegasque partner by 0.065, leaving world champion Max Verstappen of Red Bull third, on the day his team’s founder and co-owner Dietrich Mateschitz died aged 78.

However, with Leclerc taking a grid penalty, Dutchman Verstappen will start second on Sunday alongside Sainz on the front row as he bids for a record-equalling 13th win of the season to help Red Bull clinch their fifth constructors’ title.

The race is due to start at 21:00 (SA time).

GRID FOR THE USA GRAND PRIX

Front row

Carlos Sainz (ESP/Ferrari)

Max Verstappen (NED/Red Bull)

2nd row

Lewis Hamilton (GBR/Mercedes)

Lewis Hamilton (GBR/Mercedes)

3rd row

Lance Stroll (CAN/Aston Martin)

Lando Norris (GBR/McLaren)

4th row

Valtteri Bottas (FIN/Alfa Romeo)

Alexander Albon (THA/Williams)

5th row

Sergio Perez (MEX/Red Bull)

Sebastian Vettel (GER/Aston Martin)

6th row

Pierre Gasly (FRA/AlphaTauri)

Charles Leclerc (MON/Ferrari)

7th row

Yuki Tsunoda (JPN/AlphaTauri)

Fernando Alonso (ESP/Alpine)

8th row

Kevin Magnussen (DEN/Haas)

Daniel Ricciardo (AUS/McLaren)

9th row

Esteban Ocon (FRA/Alpine)

Mick Schumacher (GER/Haas)

10th row

Zhou Guanyu (CHN/Alfa Romeo)

Nicholas Latifi (CAN/Williams)