Magnussen takes 1st career pole for Brazilian GP sprint race

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Haas' Kevin Magnussen finished first in Friday's qualifying session to take his first career pole position for Saturday's sprint race for the Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos in Sao Paulo.

Pos. Driver Team Time
1. Kevin Magnussen Haas 1:11.674
2. Max Verstappen Red Bull +0.203
3. George Russell Mercedes +0.385
4. Lando Norris McLaren +0.589
5. Carlos Sainz Ferrari +0.683
6. Esteban Ocon Alpine +0.751
7. Fernando Alonso Alpine +0.830
8. Lewis Hamilton Mercedes +0.937
9. Sergio Perez Red Bull +3.927
10. Charles Leclerc Ferrari
11. Alexander Albon Williams Q2
12. Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri Q2
13. Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin Q2
14. Daniel Ricciardo McLaren Q2
15. Lance Stroll Aston Martin Q2
16. Nicholas Latifi Williams Q1
17. Zhou Guanyu Alfa Romeo Q1
18. Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo Q1
19. Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri Q1
20. Mick Schumacher Haas Q1

The drivers will compete for season-long standings points and set the grid for Sunday's race during the third and final sprint of the season.

It's Haas' first pole position since joining F1 before the 2016 season.

"I don't know what to say," Magnussen said. "The team put me out on track at exactly the right moment. We're on pole. It's incredible."

The Brazilian Grand Prix is the penultimate race of the 2022 season. The campaign will conclude in Abu Dhabi on Nov. 19.

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