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Ferrari's Spanish driver Carlos Sainz Jr reacts after winning the qualifying session for the Belgian Formula One Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps racetrack in Spa. Image Credit: AFP

Spa-Francorchamps: Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz claimed pole for the Belgian Grand Prix despite finishing behind Red Bull’s world champion Max Verstappen in qualifying at Spa-Francorchamps today.

Sainz was the main beneficiary of a posse of drivers including Verstappen who picked up penalties after the fitting of new power units for tomorrow’s 14th round of the season.

Verstappen’s teammate Sergio Perez starts alongside Sainz on the front row.