Verstappen beats Leclerc to take Austrian pole

Max Verstappen achieved his fourth consecutive pole position at the Red Bull Ring, despite track limits at play. The Red Bull driver just managed to edge out Charles Leclerc to take P1 for the Austrian Grand Prix by just 0.048 seconds, with Sergio Perez missing Q3 for a fourth successive race.

Under cloudy skies and in stronger winds compared to the earlier practice session, the drivers found themselves incurring multiple track limits penalties, particularly in Q2.

Verstappen led the way in all three segments and after the first runs in Q3, where Leclerc trailed by 0.206 seconds behind the world champion for Ferrari.

On the second and final Q3 goes, Verstappen led the pack around and recorded the purple sectors in the first and third sectors, which improved the quickest time to a one minute, 04.391 seconds.

Behind, Leclerc improved to edge out teammate Carlos Sainz, setting the fastest time in the middle sector as he pushed Verstappen hard for pole.

Leclerc threw caution to the wind in the final turns on his last Q3 lap, going very close to the track limits through the double right-hander and as he did so his left rear stepped out a touch and as he shot to the line he found himself beaten and Verstappen’s Grand Prix pole secured by less than half a tenth.

Lando Norris trailed Sainz in the only updated McLaren, with Lewis Hamilton fifth in the lead Mercedes.

Then came Lance Stroll, who headed team-mate Fernando Alonso in qualifying for only the second time this season despite having to recover from losing his opening Q3 run to a track limits violation at the final corner.

Nico Hulkenberg took eighth for Haas ahead of Pierre Gasly and Alex Albon, who lost his best time in Q3 – and off-set second lap run before the other nine drivers put their final laps in – but in any case, it would not have been enough to get him any higher on the grid.

In Q2, the track limits issue really began to heat up as both Red Bull drivers lost their opening times for running too wide out of the final corner.

While Verstappen was able to go through with his second effort, Perez lost his second attempt, this time for being too wide on the approach to the last corner, running wide out of the penultimate corner.

He then jumped to second ahead of the flurry of final times in the middle segment but again was dropped back for running too wide out of Turn 10.

That left him without a representative lap time and out in P15, where he was joined in being knocked out by George Russell, Esteban Ocon, Oscar Piastri and Valtteri Bottas.

Russell’s personal best came ahead of the final fliers but he was shuffled back, while Ocon appeared to have secured progression before he too lost his time for going too wide in the final corner on his last lap.

Bottas also lost a lap that would have had him ahead of Piastri for the same infraction as Perez and Ocon.

Q1 was interrupted with one-third of the 18 minutes completed when Bottas lost the rear of his car following the slow-moving Perez through the first corner.

When Bottas’s left rear corner touched the big yellow sausage kerb on the exit of the sharply uphill right-hander, the Alfa Romeo speared right and spun off backwards, coming to rest with its right-front wheel remaining on the track and the rest on the grass on the inside.

As Bottas initially struggled to find neutral and then get going again, the session was red-flagged for six minutes, during which time he was able to turn around and head back to the pits.

When the action resumed in the opening segment, Bottas’s last-gasp improvement knocked out Yuki Tsunoda in P16.

Zhou Guanyu then set a personal best in the other Alfa Romeo but it was not enough to save him from being eliminated in P17, with the same true for Williams driver Logan Sargeant, who was left feeling angry after leaving too much margin to the heavily-policed final corner on his last lap.

Kevin Magnussen was knocked out in P19 complaining about a downshifts problem at Turn 3, with Nyck de Vries finishing last in the other AlphaTauri – another driver to set a personal best with their final Q1 lap.

So congratulations to Max Verstappen in scoring his fourth pole in a row but as this is a sprint weekend, there’s another opportunity for the other drivers to set a fast lap in sprint qualifying.

Austrian Grand Prix, grid positions:
1 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:04.391
2 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:04.439
3 Carlos Sainz Ferrari 1:04.581
4 Lando Norris McLaren 1:04.658
5 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:04.819
6 Lance Stroll Aston Martin 1:04.893
7 Fernando Alonso Aston Martin 1:04.911
8 Nico Hulkenberg Haas 1:05.090
9 Pierre Gasly Alpine 1:05.170
10 Alex Albon Williams 1:05.823
11 George Russell Mercedes 1:05.428
12 Esteban Ocon Alpine 1:05.453
13 Oscar Piastri McLaren 1:05.605
14 Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo 1:05.680
15 Sergio Perez Red Bull 2:06.688
16 Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri 1:05.784
17 Zhou Guanyu Alfa Romeo 1:05.818
18 Logan Sargeant Williams 1:05.948
19 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1:05.971
20 Nyck de Vries AlphaTauri 1:05.974

Verstappen scores Red Bull’s 100th victory

Max Verstappen recorded Red Bull Racing’s 100th victory in Formula 1 with a lights-to-flag victory at the Canadian Grand Prix.

The championship leader was unstoppable in his bid to secure the team’s landmark achievement, as the outfit becomes the fifth constructor in the sport to score 100 victories.

He beat Fernando Alonso with a winning margin of 9.5 seconds, as the Aston Martin driver overcame a fast-starting Lewis Hamilton to secure the runner-up position in the race.

Verstappen was able to lead away from the start line, as a lightning start from Hamilton carried the Mercedes driver above Alonso for the opening stages of laps.

The early battle among the front-running trio was joined by George Russell, but the Mercedes hit the Turn 9 exit wall on lap 12 and knocked his right-rear tyre off the rim. The debris clean-up required a full safety car, and Russell was able to rejoin the back of the field having limped back to the pits.

This did not deter Verstappen, who rocketed off into the lead on the lap 17 restart and soon began to put enough distance between himself and Hamilton, despite complaining that he was less comfortable with the hard tyre compared to the medium he had kicked off the race with.

The bulk of the field had pitted under the safety car and Alonso’s pace on the hard tyre appeared to be stronger than that of Hamilton, allowing him to close in on Hamilton.

On lap 22, Alonso mounted his charge having got within DRS range, and blasted past Hamilton ahead of the final corner to reclaim second place.

Alonso subsequently had to maintain enough pace to ward off Hamilton on a softer set of tyre, while also trying to lift and coast to manage his brake temperatures.

This allowed Verstappen to start creaking open the gap to his fellow two-time champion, taking it to over six seconds with 20 laps remaining in the race.

The gap expanded to eight seconds as Alonso’s braking issues came to light over Hamilton’s radio, and the seven-time champion began to home in on his former team-mate, but Alonso started to pick up the pace to extend his lead over the Mercedes.

Although there was a brief chance that Alonso could start catching Verstappen over the final 10 laps of the race, with the gap coming down to 7.7 seconds, the world champion shrugged off a small mistake and started opening the gap even more.

Alonso had to maintain enough pace to ward off Hamilton, who had moved onto a softer compound of tyre amid the second round of stops. The seven-time champion began to home in on his former team-mate, taking the buffer down to 1.4 seconds, but Alonso started to pick up the pace to extend his lead over the Mercedes.

Hamilton completed the podium, 4.5 seconds down on Alonso, to claim Mercedes’ sole batch of points as Russell eventually retired from the after-effects of his early wall-bang.

The Ferraris of Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz claimed fourth and fifth as the team executed a strong one-stop strategy, having stretched out the medium-tyre stint at the start and resisting the temptation to pit under the safety car to ensure the cars had track position.

The two switched to hard tyres at around half-distance, and the drivers tacitly agreed not to fight between themselves to get points on the board.

Sergio Perez recovered to sixth with his own long opening stint on hards, only making it a two-stop to fit soft tyres close to the end and snatch the fastest lap point – which he duly did so.

Alex Albon produced a measured defensive drive on a one-stop strategy to claim seventh place for Williams, holding firm from Russell and then Esteban Ocon when the Mercedes team retired the car.

Ocon could not make inroads into Albon with DRS, while a wobbling rear wing threatened to derail any progress towards the end and thankfully remained intact.

The Alpine driver came under attack from Lando Norris towards the end, who copped a five-second penalty for slowing down too much under the safety car to try and make room for a McLaren double-stack in the pitlane.

This dumped the McLaren out of the points, with Lance Stroll and Valtteri Bottas completing the top ten.

So congratulations to Max Verstappen in achieving the team’s 100th victory in the sport and this is his sixth win this season. It’s looking good for the championship.

Canadian Grand Prix, race results:
1 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:33:58.348
2 Fernando Alonso Aston Martin +9.570s
3 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes +14.168s
4 Charles Leclerc Ferrari +18.648s
5 Carlos Sainz Ferrari +21.540s
6 Sergio Perez Red Bull +51.028s
7 Alex Albon Williams +60.813s
8 Esteban Ocon Alpine +61.692s
9 Lance Stroll Aston Martin +64.402s
10 Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo +64.432s
11 Oscar Piastri McLaren +65.101s
12 Pierre Gasly Alpine +65.249s
13 Lando Norris McLaren +68.363s
14 Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri +73.423s
15 Nico Hulkenberg Haas +1 lap
16 Zhou Guanyu Alfa Romeo +1 lap
17 Kevin Magnussen Haas +1 lap
18 Nyck de Vries AlphaTauri +1 lap
George Russell Mercedes DNF
Logan Sargeant Williams DNF

Verstappen earned his 25th career pole

Max Verstappen took his 25th career pole position in Formula 1 in a tricky wet qualifying session at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.

Although a drying line had emerged by the start of Q2, offering drivers to take a chance on running with soft tyres, the conditions had worsened by the start of the final part of qualifying and the rain picked up in intensity.

Using the intermediate rubber, Verstappen recorded a lap time of one minute, 27.059 seconds with his first lap of the session, as Aston Martin’s Fernando Alonso got to within 0.25 seconds of the championship leader’s opener in their respective opening gambits.

But although rain continued to fall, Verstappen found enough tyre temperature to produce a one minute, 25.858 seconds, although Alonso had eclipsed the defending champion’s second sector in his follow-up effort.

But the session was red-flagged, as Oscar Piastri took too much throttle on the exit of Turn 7 and backed his car into the wall, breaking the right-rear corner of his McLaren.

Nico Hulkenberg managed to put in a time good enough for second moments before the red flag emerged, but Alonso was unable to complete his lap and had to retreat to the pits.

The session resumed with seven minutes left, but the continued rainfall dampened any chances that the drivers could improve in the final half of the session.

Alonso claimed the third-fastest time having been denied another shot to beat Verstappen, and starts on the second row alongside Lewis Hamilton.

George Russell and Esteban Ocon completed the third row, ahead of Lando Norris in seventh.

Carlos Sainz could only manage eighth, but will likely have to visit the race stewards having impeded Pierre Gasly in Q1 in a session where the Ferrari seemed to be of constant irritation to other drivers.

Piastri’s time prior to his crash was good enough for ninth, as Alex Albon’s Q3 effort was chalked off due to a track limits violation.

Albon had been the first to risk the soft tyres at the start of Q2 as a drying line began to appear, and it was a gamble that paid off once the Anglo-Thai driver collected enough tyre temperature.

The Williams driver fired his way to the top of the timing board and, although then eclipsed by Alonso on the intermediate compound, Albon posted a one minute, 18.725 seconds to book his place into Q3.

This prompted everyone to try slicks, although Charles Leclerc and Sergio Perez discarded their sets of softs without having set a competitive time on them.

The Red Bull driver bolted on intermediates again as rain returned to the circuit, but was left in the drop zone and was one of the two high-profile eliminations from the session.

Leclerc was one position ahead, having been dumped into the drop zone as Hulkenberg broke into the top ten on his own soft-tyre lap.

Home hero Lance Stroll recovered from a spectacular spin on the exit of Turn 5 and narrowly missed the wall, but could only set a time good enough for P13 – beating Kevin Magnussen and Valtteri Bottas.

Q1 was red flagged after just three minutes as Zhou Guanyu lost drive and had to park up on the exit of Turn 7, although the Alfa Romeo driver was able to perform a reset to get the car back to the garage.

The drying nature of the circuit in Q1 gave the drivers to opportunity to set faster lap times, and the session resembled musical chairs as the midfielders battled against the drop zone.

But both Yuki Tsunoda and Gasly encountered a slow moving Sainz at the chicane, and neither made it through into Q2 – Gasly venting his fury over the radio to suggest that the Ferrari driver “should be banned”.

Tsunoda missed out on the cut having been 0.016 seconds shy of Hulkenberg in P15, who felt the AlphaTauri driver had impeded him during the session.

Nyck de Vries could not improve upon P18 on his final lap, as Logan Sargeant joined Zhou on the final row of the grid as the Alfa Romeo driver was able to return to the circuit – despite an issue earlier.

So congratulations to Max Verstappen in scoring pole position and yet the highlight of the Canadian Grand Prix is Nico Hulkenberg scoring a solid P2 for Haas.

Canadian Grand Prix, qualifying positions:
1 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:25.858
2 Nico Hülkenberg Haas 1:27.102
3 Fernando Alonso Aston Martin 1:27.286
4 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:27.627
5 George Russell Mercedes 1:27.893
6 Esteban Ocon Alpine 1:27.945
7 Lando Norris McLaren 1:28.046
8 Carlos Sainz Jr. Ferrari 1:29.294
9 Oscar Piastri McLaren 1:31.349
10 Alexander Albon Williams No time
11 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:20.615
12 Sergio Pérez Red Bull 1:20.959
13 Lance Stroll Aston Martin 1:21.484
14 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1:21.678
15 Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo 1:21.821
16 Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri 1:22.746
17 Pierre Gasly Alpine 1:22.886
18 Nyck de Vries AlphaTauri 1:23.137
19 Logan Sargeant Williams 1:23.337
20 Zhou Guanyu Alfa Romeo 1:23.342

Verstappen dominates the Spanish Grand Prix

World champion Max Verstappen dominated Formula 1’s 2023 Spanish Grand Prix to win in front of the Mercedes duo of Lewis Hamilton and George Russell.

At the start, polesitter Verstappen moved right after leaving the line to cut off the momentum of fellow front-row starter Carlos Sainz, but the Ferrari – on soft tyres versus the mediums on the Red Bull – got a slipstream and attacked on the outside line at Turn 1.

Verstappen was therefore forced to run very deep as he defended hard from the inside line but kept enough of his car on the track to stay within the rules in what was the only moment he was under serious pressure all day.

Sainz had to check up coming through Turn 2, which slowed Hamilton behind, the Mercedes driver having dived past Lando Norris at Turn 1.

Hamilton slowing appeared to catch Norris off guard and they made contact, which broke the McLaren’s front wing and meant he needed to pit for repairs at the end of lap one, his race ruined and eventually coming home P17 in an event where no cars failed to finish.

Verstappen disappeared up front, escaping Sainz’s DRS threat immediately, while Lance Stroll demoted Hamilton to fourth at Turn 5 on the opening lap.

But it soon became clear that Mercedes had the best non-Red Bull pace and he hunted down and repassed the Aston on lap eight with a move on the outside line into Turn 1.

Hamilton then reached Sainz’s rear by lap 15, by which point Verstappen was seven seconds clear in the lead, and Ferrari stopped at this point to switch softs for mediums.

Mercedes, though, left Hamilton running for nine further laps before he came in to take the mediums too and on lap 28 the seven-time champion used his fresher rubber to claim Sainz’s second place with an easy DRS-assisted move on the run down the main straight.

Perez had briefly run second on his rise from a shock Q2 exit as others pitted ahead, the Red Bull driver putting in a series of passes at Turn 1 after not making any progress at the start.

Like Verstappen, he was started on the mediums and the Red Bull pair were serviced with a lap of each other – on lap 26 and 27 once all their rivals on the soft tyres had already come in.

The middle phase of the race became about Russell catching Sainz has Hamilton shot clear of the Ferrari and Perez’s continuing progress through the field.

Russell had survived an investigation into his driving at the opening corners, as he went through the Turn 2 escape road having been briefly going three-wide in the pack after launching past Perez from his P12 grid spot.

The race stewards looked to see if Russell had gained an advantage by leaving the track but determined he had not and so he was free to charge on his starting softs, the red-walled rubber holding up much better than expected in cooler, overcast conditions.

Russell made a series of further passes after his lap 25 stop, during which he feared rain was falling at Turn 5 but later diagnosed the issue as sweat making its way onto his visor in the humid conditions.

By lap 34 Russell was only 1.1 seconds behind Sainz’s third position and with Perez gunning for both from the pack behind, such was his pace.

The next time by, Russell made a neat late Turn 1 dive on Sainz work and he ran clear as Red Bull then worked out to best get Perez close to the podium.

Ferrari stopped Sainz for hards on lap 41, after which Mercedes opted to bring Russell in too and give him softs for a final stint charge, in the anticipation that Red Bull would leave Perez out on a one-stopper.

Russell was roaring back to Perez when he was instead pitted for a set of softs having taken hards for his second stint, mirroring Verstappen’s strategy up front, the leader’s advantage by the time his team-mate stopped for a second time up to 16.2 seconds.

Verstappen was brought in for a final time on lap 52 and used these to seal the fastest lap bonus point in addition to his final winning margin of 24.0 seconds, with his only issue in the closing laps being repeated warnings for abusing track limits and was eventually given a black-and-white flag final warning.

Perez used his softs to successfully close in a move ahead of Sainz with an easy move into Turn 1’s inside the lap after his Verstappen’s final stop and the suddenly reversed chase of Russell was established.

But this did not come off as Russell lifted his enough so that the 11 seconds lead he had had over Perez when he rejoined from his final stop was only down to 3.4 seconds at the flag, with Hamilton cruising home 8.2 seconds behind Hamilton.

Sainz finished fifth ahead of Stroll and Fernando Alonso in the second Aston Martin, the Spaniard getting close to his team-mate by the flag but assuring Aston he would not pass and he completed the final lap waving to his home crowd.

Esteban Ocon took eighth, with Yuki Tsunoda dropped from finishing ninth on the road to P12 in the final results thanks to a five-second penalty time addition for forcing Zhou Guanyu off at Turn 1 during their late battle.

Zhou, therefore, rose to ninth post-flag, with Pierre Gasly recovering from a slow second stop to take P10 and stave off the attentions of Charles Leclerc, who could not rise from the pitlane to the points despite making a series of passes at the first corner.

So not the most thrilling Spanish Grand Prix despite a change in the final sector in removing the chicane. Max Verstappen was way too fast in the race and won with a commanding lead over his rivals.

Spanish Grand Prix, race results:
1 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:27:57.940
2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes +24.090s
3 George Russell Mercedes +32.389s
4 Sergio Perez Red Bull +35.812s
5 Carlos Sainz Ferrari +45.698s
6 Lance Stroll Aston Martin +63.320s
7 Fernando Alonso Aston Martin +64.127s
8 Esteban Ocon Alpine +69.242s
9 Zhou Guanyu Alfa Romeo +71.878s
10 Pierre Gasly Alpine +73.530s
11 Charles Leclerc Ferrari +74.419s
12 Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri +75.416s
13 Oscar Piastri McLaren +1 lap
14 Nyck de Vries AlphaTauri +1 lap
15 Nico Hulkenberg Haas V +1 lap
16 Alex Albon Williams +1 lap
17 Lando Norris McLaren +1 lap
18 Kevin Magnussen Haas +1 lap
19 Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo +1 lap
20 Logan Sargeant Williams +1 lap

Verstappen scores pole position in Spain

Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen achieved pole position in a weather-effected Spanish Grand Prix qualifying.

Spots of rain falling ahead of Q1 led to that segment featuring many offs and a red flag, with Fernando Alonso picking up damage in an incident that meant he was not a pole threat.

In the other Red Bull, Sergio Perez was knocked out in Q2 after he too went off the circuit in what were tricky conditions throughout the session.

In a fully dry Q3, Verstappen was the remaining runner to take new softs for the first runs and set a provisional pole time of one minute, 12.272 seconds.

This ended up being the pole time as the defending champion’s rivals – running ahead on the road – could not threaten even with new tyres.

Home hero Carlos Sainz shot onto the front row with a final lap that featured personal bests in all three sectors, edging out his former team-mate Lando Norris, who took third for McLaren.

Then came Pierre Gasly, who faces two post-qualifying investigations for appearing to impede Sainz and Verstappen in separate incidents in the busy Q1.

Lewis Hamilton had looked to be Verstappen’s main threat for pole after he sat second after his first Q3 run on used tyres, but the Mercedes driver paid the price for not improving enough in the final sector and he could only score fifth with his best lap of the final segment.

Lance Stroll finished sixth as the lead Aston Martin, ahead of Esteban Ocon and Nico Hulkenberg, who completed just one Q3 run – offset from the rest and set a few minutes before the final fliers.

Alonso led the pack for these as Aston used the most time they could to work on his damaged floor, but he never appeared to be in the fight for the top positions as a result and so only beat Oscar Piastri to P10.

Running at the rear of the pack for the final runs, Verstappen, with his pole already secured by the lack of improvement from the rest, was ordered to abandon his final flier in the pits.

Q2 was dry throughout but there were big casualties, as Perez paid the price for going off into the gravel at Turn 5 having touched the slippery painted kerbs on the outside line going into the downhill long left ahead of his final flier.

He had enough time to set another time, and was running just inside the top ten at the time, but others improving meant he was at serious risk of being knocked out.

Perez blazed to personal bests in all three sectors but could not beat Hulkenberg’s time and so was knocked out in P11 by 0.051 seconds.

That final lap had been completed in George Russell’s wake, the Mercedes driver finishing P12 but also in the wars, having moved over on team-mate Hamilton ahead of their final Q2 runs.

While Hamilton went through despite not setting a last time and having his right-side front wing endplate knocked off in the contact, Russell was knocked out as his last effort was compromised – the incident also involving Russell passing Sainz on his inside on a cool-down lap and Hamilton getting a big tow to close in on the other Mercedes.

The incident will be investigated after the session, with Russell also complaining throughout Q2 that his tyres were not working as expected – George saving a big snap out of Turn 11, where Nyck de Vries had spun twice in Q1.

Zhou Guanyu and the AlphaTauri pair were eliminated behind Russell – Zhou and de Vries setting personal bests on their last Q2 laps, with Yuki Tsunoda ending up 15th behind.

Q1 started with many cars waiting at the end of the pitlane to head out early in anticipation of rain impacting proceedings as clouds had built up to the south of the track as the time for qualifying action began.

Drops of rain were falling in the pitlane when the session started, but the action only lasted a few minutes as the greasy conditions caused several drivers to have off-track moments.

Alonso shot through the gravel at the exit of the final corner and picked up his floor damage, while Valtteri Bottas spun at Turn 12 having lost the rear of his Alfa in the proceeding Turn 11 right kink – a few minutes after de Vries had done likewise.

With Albon off in the gravel at Turn 5 and stones strewn across the track at multiple points, Q1 was red-flagged.

When it resumed after a nearly 10-minute delay, there was much focus on Ferrari, which had not sent its cars out to join the first pitlane queue and they were amongst a big gaggle lacking a time on the board by the time of the stoppage.

Leclerc and Sainz immediately registered times on their first fliers, but the former’s was much slower and he struggled for pace from there – complaining “there’s something wrong with my rears”.

He escaped the drop zone with a flier set just before the chequered flag dropped at the end of Q1, but with the rain no longer a problem and rubber being laid down ever more, Leclerc was shuffled back and dumped out in P19, with only Logan Sargeant behind.

Also eliminated in the late flurry of personal best times were Bottas, Kevin Magnussen and Albon, who all slotted in ahead of Leclerc.

So congratulations to Max Verstappen in the flying Red Bull. The defending champion is in the zone and with this major rivals suffering in this qualifying session and will start the race in not ideal conditions, Super Max is looking good for the race.

Spanish Grand Prix, qualifying positions:
1 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:12.272
2 Carlos Sainz Ferrari 1:12.734
3 Lando Norris McLaren 1:12.792
4 Pierre Gasly Alpine 1:12.816
5 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:12.818
6 Lance Stroll Aston Martin 1:12.994
7 Esteban Ocon Alpine 1:13.083
8 Nico Hulkenberg Haas 1:13.229
9 Fernando Alonso Aston Martin 1:13.507
10 Oscar Piastri McLaren 1:13.682
11 Sergio Perez Red Bull 1:13.334
12 George Russell Mercedes 1:13.447
13 Zhou Guanyu Alfa Romeo 1:13.521
14 Nyck de Vries AlphaTauri 1:14.083
15 Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri 1:14.477
16 Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo 1:13.977
17 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1:14.042
18 Alex Albon Williams 1:14.063
19 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:14.079
20 Logan Sargeant Williams 1:14.699