Verstappen on pole at home Dutch GP

ZANDVOORT, NETHERLANDS - AUGUST 26: Pole position qualifier Max Verstappen of the Netherlands and Oracle Red Bull Racing celebrates in parc ferme during qualifying ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of The Netherlands at Circuit Zandvoort on August 26, 2023 in Zandvoort, Netherlands. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images) // Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool // SI202308260399 // Usage for editorial use only //

Max Verstappen takes pole position but the qualifying session for the F1 Dutch Grand Prix was a twice red-flagged event with crashes from Williams driver, Logan Sargeant, and Ferrari driver, Charles Leclerc, in Q3.

The good news was that the Williams driver and his teammate, Alex Albon, both made it to Q3 with the latter qualifying 4th!

The other good news for McLaren fans is that Lando Norris, who looked quick in all three sessions, was able to qualifying 2nd with George Russell’s Mercedes on his tail in 3rd.

This left pole position for the hometown driver, Max Verstappen, who took top spot in his Red Bull.

Dutch GP Qualifying results:

PosNameCarQ1Q2Q3
1Max VerstappenRed Bull1m20.965s1m18.856s1m10.567s
2Lando NorrisMcLaren-Mercedes1m21.276s1m19.769s1m11.104s
3George RussellMercedes1m21.345s1m19.62s1m11.294s
4Alex AlbonWilliams-Mercedes1m20.939s1m19.399s1m11.419s
5Fernando AlonsoAston Martin-Mercedes1m21.84s1m19.429s1m11.506s
6Carlos SainzFerrari1m21.321s1m19.929s1m11.754s
7Sergio PérezRed Bull1m21.972s1m19.856s1m11.88s
8Oscar PiastriMcLaren-Mercedes1m21.231s1m19.392s1m11.938s
9Charles LeclercFerrari1m22.019s1m19.6s1m12.665s
10Logan SargeantWilliams-Mercedes1m22.036s1m20.067s1m16.748s
11Lance StrollAston Martin-Mercedes1m21.57s1m20.121s
12Pierre GaslyAlpine-Renault1m21.735s1m20.128s
13Lewis HamiltonMercedes1m21.919s1m20.151s
14Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauri-Honda RBPT1m21.781s1m20.23s
15Nico HülkenbergHaas-Ferrari1m21.891s1m20.25s
16Guanyu ZhouAlfa Romeo-Ferrari1m22.067s
17Esteban OconAlpine-Renault1m22.11s
18Kevin MagnussenHaas-Ferrari1m22.192s
19Valtteri BottasAlfa Romeo-Ferrari1m22.26s
20Liam LawsonAlphaTauri-Honda RBPT1m23.42s
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