Perez wins pole in Miami, continues chasing Verstappen

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Sergio Perez will start from the pole at the Miami Grand Prix, where he has been given clearance to race for both the win and the championship. Perez trails Red Bull teammate Max Verstappen by just six points in the championship standings and team boss Christian Horner vowed in Miami to allow the drivers to race for the title. Verstappen is the two-time reigning F1 champion. He and Perez have two wins each this year as Red Bull has swept all four races and finished 1-2 three times. Fernando Alonso will start second on Sunday. Verstappen qualified ninth.