Was Stroll an outside contender for Pole Position?

Could Lance Stroll have taken a shock pole position away from Sergio Perez during Saudi Arabia Grand Prix qualifying? The data from his lap shows that he was within a tenth of a second of Perez throughout, setting a purple sector one and a personal best in sector two. Notably Stroll was a tenth up on Perez into Turn 13, then again between the braking zones of Turn 17 and 18. But a mistake at the high speed section through Turn 22 lost him two tenths, then later on during the lap he ran out of deployable energy which cost…

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