Max Verstappen has taken pole in what proved to be an eventful finish to qualifying for the Dutch Grand Prix after Sergio Perez crashed out in the dying seconds. Ferrari, Red Bull and Mercedes were all in with a chance of taking pole in what was tipped to be a fascinating Q3 session.
Lewis Hamilton and George Russell were showing good pace while Max Verstappen, Sergio Perez, Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz were also battling closely. Leclerc saw his fastest lap soon pipped by Verstappen in the dying seconds of Q3 with both Russell and Hamilton still to come.
But the Mercedes duo were forced to abort their laps after Perez crashed at the final corner, bringing out the yellow flags. It gave Verstappen pole ahead of Leclerc and Carlos Sainz with Hamilton having to make do with fourth on the grid.
Perez and Russell will start alongside each other on the third row ahead of Lando Norris and Mick Schumacher. Lance Stroll was unable to set a time in Q3 due to an issue with Yuki Tsunoda taking ninth.
Q3 classification: Stroll, Tsunoda, Schumacher, Norris, Russell, Perez, Hamilton, Sainz, Leclerc, Verstappen
Out in Q2: Albon, Zhou, Alonso, Ocon, Gasly
Out in Q1: Latifi, Vettel, Magnussen, Ricciardo, Bottas