Magnussen' not even close' to dreaming of shock first F1 pole

Kevin Magnussen was "not even close" to thinking of scoring his maiden Formula 1 pole position

ahead of qualifying in Brazil before his shock result for Haas.

Magnussen won Q3 on Friday night and will start Saturday's sprint race at Interlagos from first place.

Magnussen won the pole position for Haas by two-tenths of a second over world champion Max Verstappen.

This was the first F1 pole for the Dane since the team entered the grid in 2016.

Since Magnussen began the year without an F1 seat before being selected by Haas on the eve of the new season to replace Nikita Mazepin.

"I don't know what to say," said Magnussen in parc ferme.

In the sprint, Magnussen declared he would attempt a "maximum attack," adding, "Let's go for something weird."