Red Bull took an unexpected pole position for the 2021 US Grand Prix with Max Verstappen putting his car just ahead of Formula 1 title rival Lewis Hamilton.

The Mercedes pair of Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas were imperious during practice on Friday, but the seven-time champion was just pipped by the Red Bull during Qualifying at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin on Saturday. 

Ferrari locked out the third row of the grid with Charles Leclerc ahead of Carlos Sainz, while both McLarens were just behind as Daniel Ricciardo put his car in front of teammate Lando Norris

Both Alpine cars were unable to get into Q3 with Esteban Ocon and Fernando Alonso finishing in 11th and 14th position, respectively, as Sebastian Vettel could only put his Aston Martin in 12th place.

Full 2021 US GP Qualifying Results

Pos.DriverTeamQ3 Lap
1Max VerstappenRed Bull1:32.910
2Lewis HamiltonMercedes+0.209
3Sergio PerezRed Bull+0.224
4Valtteri BottasMercedes+0.565
5Charles LeclercFerrari+0.696
6Carlos SainzFerrari+0.882
7Daniel RicciardoMcLaren+0.898
8Lando NorrisMcLaren+0.977
9Pierre GaslyAlphaTauri+1.208
10Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauri+2.008
11Esteban OconAlpineEliminated in Q2
12Sebastian VettelAston MartinEliminated in Q2
13Antonio GiovinazziAlfa RomeoEliminated in Q2
14Fernando AlonsoAlpineEliminated in Q2
15George RussellWilliamsEliminated in Q2
16Lance StrollAston MartinEliminated in Q1
17Nicholas LatifiWilliamsEliminated in Q1
18Kimi RaikkonenAlfa RomeoEliminated in Q1
19Mick SchumacherHaasEliminated in Q1
20Nikita MazepinHaasEliminated in Q1

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