Hass driver Kevin Magnussen could not believe his team radio when he was told that he topped the final qualifying session which saw him clinch his first-ever pole position in his F1 career.
His feat during the rainy qualifying period will see him start in front of the grid during the 24-lap sprint race which will determine the final placement for the drivers ahead of the main race on Sunday.
Magnussen was a late replacement for Russian driver Nikita Mazepin who was sacked due to growing pressure of his country’s invasion of Ukraine earlier this year.
Defending champion, Max Verstappen will start behind Magnussen with Mercedes George Russell starting from 3rd.
With the battle for second place in the drivers and constructors championship still heating up, the points to be awarded to the top eight drivers at the end of the sprint will shape the final standings ahead of the main race at Interlagos.