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The defending world champion came from 0.2s down from Fernando Alonso after two sectors of the last lap to pip the Spaniard by 0.08s and secure his first ever pole at the iconic circuit.
He was filled with emotion on the team radio after securing top spot, which denied Alonso his first pole in over 170 qualifying sessions.
Verstappen will now be the heavy favourite to win the race on Sunday, with overtaking traditionally difficult at the circuit.
Red Bull team principal Horner, meanwhile, heaped the praise on his driver, who once again leads the world championship.