Verstappen produces mega lap to grab first career pole

Max Verstappen celebrates after he took his maiden pole position in Formula One (AFP Photo)

Max Verstappen celebrated his first-ever pole position in qualifying Saturday for the Hungarian Grand Prix.

The Red Bull driver did it in style with a record lap of 1min 14.572sec at the Hungaroring to become the 100th pole-sitter in Formula One history.

The Dutch star, winner of two of the last three races, is joined on the front row by the Mercedes of Valtteri Bottas.

Championship leader Lewis Hamilton in the second Mercedes occupies the third row with Ferrari's Charles Leclerc.

With seven wins to his name, Verstappen is the first Dutch driver to start from the front of a grid after edging Bottas by 18 thousands of a second.

"It's incredible! This was still missing, the car felt good all weekend and it was incredible!" he said.

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