Max Verstappen takes pole position at Qatar Grand Prix


Verstappen will lead the Mercedes duo of George Russell and Lewis Hamilton at the end of the one-hour qualifying session, which is divided into three sections, one each in the first and second quarters. Five cars were eliminated, followed by a penalty shootout for the top ten in the third quarter.

As this is a sprint weekend format, these practice sessions set the grid for Sunday’s race and have no impact on Saturday’s sprint race.

Qatar Grand Prix qualifying results: Verstappen overtakes Russell to take pole position

caratserial numberdriver car engine time gap
1 1Max VerstappenRed Bull/Honda RBPT1’23.778
2 63George RussellBenz1’24.2190.441
3 44lewis hamiltonBenz1’24.3050.527
4 14fernando alonsoAston Martin/Mercedes1’24.3690.591
5 16Charles Leclercferrari1’24.4240.646
6 81Oscar PiastriMcLaren/Mercedes1’24.5400.762
7 10Pierre GaslyAlpine/Renault1’24.5530.775
8 31Esteban OconAlpine/Renault1’24.7630.985
9 77Valtteri BottasAlfa Romeo/Ferrari1’25.0581.280
10 4Lando NorrisMcLaren/Mercedes
11 twenty twoYuki TsunodaAlphaTauri/Honda RBPT1’25.3011.523
12 55Carlos Sainz Jr.ferrari1’25.3281.550
13 11Sergio PerezRed Bull/Honda RBPT1’25.4621.684
14 twenty threeAlexander AlbanWilliams/Mercedes1’25.7071.929
15 27Nico HulkenbergHaas/Ferrari1’25.7832.005
16 2Logan SargentWilliams/Mercedes1’26.2102.432
number 17 18Lance StrollAston Martin/Mercedes1’26.3452.567
18 40Liam LawsonAlphaTauri/Honda RBPT1’26.6352.857
19 20Kevin MagnussenHaas/Ferrari1’27.0463.268
20 twenty fourZhou GuanyuAlfa Romeo/Ferrari1’27.4323.654

What happened in Qatar Grand Prix Season 1?

Verstappen initially set the pace at 1m26.884s and was quickly overtaken by Fernando Alonso’s Aston Martin with 1m26.715s and then Charles Leclerc’s 1m26.444s in the Ferrari. , then Lando Norris, but the McLaren driver’s 1m26.043s was deleted for being off track. limit.

Track conditions improved throughout and Alonso regained first place with a time of 1m25.685s on the first set of tyres.

Leclerc reset the standard for the second set of tires with a time of 1m25.452s, before Norris took first place with a time of 1m25.131s and Verstappen beat him with a time of 1m25.007s. got them.

Those who fell at the first hurdle were Logan Sargent (0.092 seconds ahead of Williams teammate Alex Albon on the final lap), Lance Stroll (Aston Martin), Liam Lawson (AlphaTauri), Kevin Magnussen (Haas) and Guanyu Zhou (Alfa Romeo).

Qatar Grand Prix Season 1 results: Norris fastest and Verstappen fastest

caratserial numberdriver car engine time gap Number of turns
1 1Max VerstappenRed Bull/Honda RBPT1’25.0078
2 4Lando NorrisMcLaren/Mercedes1’25.1310.1247
3 14fernando alonsoAston Martin/Mercedes1’25.2230.2169
4 81Oscar PiastriMcLaren/Mercedes1’25.2660.2599
5 63George RussellBenz1’25.3340.3279
6 16Charles Leclercferrari1’25.4520.44510
7 10Pierre GaslyAlpine/Renault1’25.5660.55910
8 31Esteban OconAlpine/Renault1’25.7110.70410
9 55Carlos Sainz Jr.ferrari1’25.8080.80110
10 27Nico HulkenbergHaas/Ferrari1’25.9040.8976
11 11Sergio PerezRed Bull/Honda RBPT1’25.9910.98410
12 77Valtteri BottasAlfa Romeo/Ferrari1’26.0381.0319
13 twenty twoYuki TsunodaAlphaTauri/Honda RBPT1’26.0581.05110
14 44lewis hamiltonBenz1’26.0761.0699
15 twenty threeAlexander AlbanWilliams/Mercedes1’26.1181.11110
16 2Logan SargentWilliams/Mercedes1’26.2101.20310
number 17 18Lance StrollAston Martin/Mercedes1’26.3451.33810
18 40Liam LawsonAlphaTauri/Honda RBPT1’26.6351.62810
19 20Kevin MagnussenHaas/Ferrari1’27.0462.0399
20 twenty fourZhou GuanyuAlfa Romeo/Ferrari1’27.4322.4259

What happened in the second quarter of the Qatar Grand Prix?

Verstappen set an initial pace of 1’24.758″ (which was ominous on old rubber) until Oscar Piastri’s new-tyre McLaren and Norris (Norris) pushed him back to third.

After a fierce battle with Ferrari driver Carlos Sainz for track position, Verstappen improved his time to 1m24.483s to regain first place, two tenths ahead of Norris. At the last minute, Hamilton took first place with a tenth advantage.

Those eliminated at this time were Yuki Tsunoda (AlphaTauri), the troubled Sainz, Sergio Perez (whose Red Bull car was canceled for one lap), Albon and Nico Hulkenberg (Haas).

Qatar Grand Prix Season 2 results: Hamilton fastest ahead of Verstappen

caratserial numberdriver car engine time gap Number of turns
1 44lewis hamiltonBenz1’24.3816
2 1Max VerstappenRed Bull/Honda RBPT1’24.4830.1026
3 4Lando NorrisMcLaren/Mercedes1’24.6850.3048
4 81Oscar PiastriMcLaren/Mercedes1’24.7240.3438
5 63George RussellBenz1’24.8270.4466
6 10Pierre GaslyAlpine/Renault1’24.9180.5377
7 31Esteban OconAlpine/Renault1’24.9280.5478
8 16Charles Leclercferrari1’25.0790.6989
9 14fernando alonsoAston Martin/Mercedes1’25.2410.8606
10 77Valtteri BottasAlfa Romeo/Ferrari1’25.2970.9166
11 twenty twoYuki TsunodaAlphaTauri/Honda RBPT1’25.3010.9206
12 55Carlos Sainz Jr.ferrari1’25.3280.9478
13 11Sergio PerezRed Bull/Honda RBPT1’25.4621.0816
14 twenty threeAlexander AlbanWilliams/Mercedes1’25.7071.3265
15 27Nico HulkenbergHaas/Ferrari1’25.7831.4026

What happened in Qatar Grand Prix Season 3?

In the first run, Verstappen set the pace at 1m23.778s, half a second ahead of Hamilton, as Norris lost his first lap due to track restrictions.

In the final sprint, Verstappen ran off the track and jumped into the pits. Norris jumped into second place, three tenths behind, but lost lap time after running off the track at Turn 10.

Russell inherited the front row position ahead of Piastri, but Piastri was then also track restricted, which allowed Hamilton, Alonso and Leclerc to move ahead of him.

Pierre Gasly and Esteban Ocon’s Alpine, Valtteri Bottas (Alfa) and a bruised Norris round out the top ten .

Qatar Grand Prix Season 3 Results: Verstappen takes pole position

caratserial numberdriver car engine time Delay Number of turns
1 1Max VerstappenRed Bull/Honda RBPT1’23.7785
2 63George RussellBenz1’24.2190.4416
3 44lewis hamiltonBenz1’24.3050.5275
4 14fernando alonsoAston Martin/Mercedes1’24.3690.5916
5 16Charles Leclercferrari1’24.4240.6467
6 81Oscar PiastriMcLaren/Mercedes1’24.5400.7626
7 10Pierre GaslyAlpine/Renault1’24.5530.7756
8 31Esteban OconAlpine/Renault1’24.7630.9856
9 77Valtteri BottasAlfa Romeo/Ferrari1’25.0581.2806
10 4Lando NorrisMcLaren/Mercedes6
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