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Verstappen Secures Miami Sprint Pole Over Leclerc

Verstappen Secures Miami Sprint Pole Over Leclerc

03/05/2024

Max Verstappen edges Charles Leclerc to secure the pole for the F1 Miami Sprint.

The weekend in Florida starts off on a high note for Max Verstappen. The Red Bull driver secured the mini-pole for tomorrow’s sprint race.

Despite not delivering a perfect lap, the three-time Formula 1 World Champion outpaced Charles Leclerc by a tenth and his teammate Sergio Pérez by two-tenths in these sprint qualifiers.

Daniel Ricciardo earns a notable mention, finishing an excellent fourth in SQ3. Backed into a corner at Racing Bulls after a disastrous start to the season, the Australian knows he must respond if he wishes to retain his seat after this Miami Grand Prix.

Carlos Sainz will start from fifth place, ahead of Oscar Piastri’s McLaren and the two Aston Martins. Lando Norris, who topped the timesheets in SQ1 and SQ2, faltered in SQ3, ultimately recording only the ninth fastest time in these sprint qualifiers ahead of Nico Hülkenberg’s Haas.

2024 Miami Grand Prix F1 Sprint Qualifying Standings:

2024 F1 Miami Grand Prix – Sprint Qualifying Results
PosDriverTeamSQ1SQ2SQ3
1Max VerstappenOracle Red Bull Racing1m28.194s1m28.001s1m27.641s
2Charles LeclercScuderia Ferrari1m28.537s1m27.977s1m27.749s
3Sergio PerezOracle Red Bull Racing1m28.681s1m27.865s1m27.876s
4Daniel RicciardoVisa Cash App RB F1 Team1m28.700s1m28.122s1m28.044s
5Carlos SainzScuderia Ferrari1m28.435s1m28.262s1m28.103s
6Oscar PiastriMcLaren F1 Team1m28.056s1m28.163s1m28.161s
7Lance StrollAston Martin Aramco F1 Team1m28.807s1m28.323s1m28.375s
8Fernando AlonsoAston Martin Aramco F1 Team1m28.192s1m28.169s1m28.419s
9Lando NorrisMcLaren F1 Team1m27.939s1m27.597s1m28.472s
10Nico HulkenbergMoneyGram Haas F1 Team1m29.040s1m28.330s1m28.476s
11George RussellMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1m28.387s1m28.343s 
12Lewis HamiltonMercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team1m28.736s1m28.371s 
13Esteban OconBWT Alpine F1 Team1m28.873s1m28.379s 
14Kevin MagnussenMoneyGram Haas F1 Team1m28.377s1m28.614s 
15Yuki TsunodaVisa Cash App RB F1 Team1m28.687sNo Time Set 
16Pierre GaslyBWT Alpine F1 Team1m29.185s  
17Zhou GuanyuStake F1 Team Kick Sauber1m29.267s  
18Valtteri BottasStake F1 Team Kick Sauber1m29.360s  
19Logan SargeantWilliams Racing1m29.551s  
2024 F1 Miami Grand Prix - Sprint Qualifying Results

Verstappen Secures Miami Sprint Pole Over Leclerc. Verstappen Secures Miami Sprint Pole Over Leclerc

Verstappen has clinched the pole position for the F1 Miami Sprint. Verstappen has clinched the pole position for the F1 Miami Sprint

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