Max Verstappen, entering the 2023 Qatar Grand Prix all but guaranteed to clinch the Formula 1 World Drivers’ Championship during the weekend, began it by scoring his 10th pole of the season.
Lando Norris initially qualified second, but lap deletions of both of his hot laps in Q3. After that, his McLaren teammate Oscar Piastri’s time was also deleted for track limits, regulating him to sixth after qualifying fourth.
There were no incidents in the session.
|1.||Verstappen||Netherlands||Red Bull||Honda RBPT|
|2.||Russell||Great Britain||Mercedes||Works Team|
|3.||Hamilton||Great Britain||Mercedes||Works Team|
|4.||Fernando Alonso||Spain||Aston Martin Aramco||Mercedes|
|5.||Charles Leclerc||Monaco||Ferrari||Works Team|
|7.||Pierre Gasly||France||Alpine||Works Team|
|8.||Esteban Ocon||France||Alpine||Works Team|
|9.||Valtteri Bottas||Finland||Alfa Romeo||Ferrari|
|11.||Yuki Tsunoda||Japan||AlphaTauri||Honda RBPT|
|13.||Perez||Mexico||Red Bull||Honda RBPT|
There were no incidents in this session. The last to finish their hot lap was Albon, who nipped teammate Logan Sargeant by less than a tenth of a second. Sargeant will now go back to his home country in a couple of weeks still trying to beat Albon for the first time this season.
Lance Stroll was not happy after qualifying so far behind his teammate.
|17.||Stroll||Canada||Aston Martin Aramco||Mercedes|
|18.||Liam Lawson||New Zealand||AlphaTauri||Honda RBPT|
|20.||Zhou Guanyu||China||Alfa Romeo||Ferrari|
F1 2023 Qatar Grand Prix Qualifying Results
Next up on the Qatar Grand Prix weekend will be the F1 Sprint. Following the F1 Sprint Showdown earlier in the morning, lights out for the Sprint will be at 1:30 p.m. ET. Coverage will be on ESPN News.
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