Red Bull’s championship leader Max Verstappen produced a mighty qualifying lap to take pole position for the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix on Saturday with Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz joining him on the front row.

McLaren’s Lando Norris qualified third in a dramatic session with Alpine’s Pierre Gasly fourth but under investigation for two counts of suspected impeding.

Red Bull’s Sergio Perez, Verstappen’s closest title rival but 39 points behind after six races, qualified only 11th while Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc will start a shock 19th on the grid.