Max Verstappen of Red Bull Racing races past The Sphere during qualifying at the Formula 1 Grand Prix of Las Vegas at Las Vegas Strip Circuit on November 18, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by: Itoro N. Umontuen/The Atlanta Voice)

Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz dominated qualifying at the Las Vegas Grand Prix, but Sainz suffers a 10-place penalty because he’s using a backup car after he ran over a drainage cover Thursday. Leclerc takes pole and Sainz eventually would start from twelfth position.

Reigning, defending world champion Max Verstappen will start the race from the third spot. Rounding out the top five is George Russell and Pierre Gasly. American Logan Sargeant will start in sixth place.

Here is the photo gallery from qualifying.

Itoro Umontuen currently serves as Managing Editor of The Atlanta Voice. Upon his arrival to the historic publication, he served as their Director of Photography. As a mixed-media journalist, Umontuen...