Max Verstappen claims his first-ever pole position in Formula One

    Max Verstappen waves to his traveling fans after securing the first pole position of his F1 career.

    (CNN)Max Verstappen secured his first-ever pole position in Formula One with a scintillating performance in qualifying for Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix.

    The Dutch youngster, fresh off his seventh grand prix win last weekend in Germany, narrowly edged out Mercedes pair Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton, in second and third.
      It was a landmark achievement in the sport as Verstappen becomes the 100th different driver to secure a pole position in Formula One.
      "It's incredible," the 21-year-old told Sky Sports. "This one was still missing, and the car felt good all weekend. Of course, you know, it's always going to be hard in qualifying. ... A big thank you to the team -- the car was flying out there in qualifying, it was incredible.
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