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Hamilton And Russell Crash in Qualifying, Verstappen on Pole

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain waves and walks back to his pits after he crashed into the track wall during a qualifying session at the Red Bull Ring racetrack in Spielberg, Austria, Friday, July 8, 2022. The Austrian F1 Grand Prix will be held on Sunday July 10, 2022. (Christian Bruna/Pool via AP)
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain waves and walks back to his pits after he crashed into the track wall during a qualifying session at the Red Bull Ring racetrack in Spielberg, Austria, Friday, July 8, 2022. The Austrian F1 Grand Prix will be held on Sunday July 10, 2022. (Christian Bruna/Pool via AP)
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(AP) -- Both Mercedes cars crashed at the Austrian Grand Prix on Friday in a dramatic ending to a qualifying session that set the field for Saturday’s sprint.

Lewis Hamilton and George Russell walked back to the paddock after separate crashes, while Formula One leader Max Verstappen narrowly won the pole for the sprint race ahead of both Ferraris.