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Verstappen Takes Superb Pole At Bahrain GP Ahead of Hamilton

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Sakhir, Bahrain (AP) -- Red Bull's Max Verstappen took a superb pole position on Saturday for the season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix and will start the race immediately ahead of Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton.

Verstappen earned his fourth career pole to deny Hamilton his 99th, edging out the world champion by .39 seconds on his final attempt.