Oracle Red Bull Racing’s Sergio Perez claimed his maiden Formula One pole position in an extra long qualifying session for Sunday’s Saudi Arabian Grand Prix at the Jeddah circuit.

It was unbelievable, the Mexican said who set a time of 01:28.200s.

Scuderia Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc is second just ahead of his team-mate Carlos Sainz who was 0.202s behind Perez.

Defending champion Max Verstappen starts the race from fourth place just ahead of Esteban Ocon and Nercedes George Russell.

Fernando Alonso starts seventh just ahead of Valtteri Bottas and Pierre Gasly while the Haas F1 Team’s Kevin Magnussen rounded out the top ten.

Mclaren Racing’s Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo start the race from 11th and 12th respectively.

The Alfa Romeo F1 Team’s Guanyu Zhou was 13th just ahead of Mick Schumacher who will not take part in Sunday’s race after an extremely heavy crash at 170mph.

Schumacher was taken to hospital for precautionary checks.

Lance Stroll was 15th just ahead of Lewis Hamilton and Alex Albon while Nico Hulkenberg starts the race from 18th just ahead of Nicholas Latifi while Yuki Tsunoda rounds out the grid.

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