Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc has secured pole position for the inaugural Las Vegas Grand Prix.
After the opening practice session was marred by a manhole cover that caused damage to Carlos Sainz Jr's Ferrari, there had been a level of intrigue as to who would be fastest in qualifying.
That proved to be Leclerc, who was quicker than already-crowned world champion Max Verstappen during all three sessions to seal first on the grid.
Although Sainz was second, his punishment for the repairs made to his car push him down, leaving Red Bull's Verstappen to join Leclerc on the front row.
George Russell and Pierre Gasly - in the Mercedes and Alpine respectively - will start third and fourth respectively, with Williams pair Alex Albon and Logan Sargeant impressing to feature in fifth and sixth position.
At a time when Ferrari look well placed to close the 20-point gap on second-placed Mercedes in the Constructors Championship, McLaren had work to do in order to prevent Aston Martin from reducing the 21-point margin to fourth.