Verstappen on pole for Imola GP

SUZUKA, JAPAN - SEPTEMBER 21: Max Verstappen of the Netherlands and Oracle Red Bull Racing talks to the media in the Paddock during previews ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Japan at Suzuka International Racing Course on September 21, 2023 in Suzuka, Japan. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images) // Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool // SI202309210087 // Usage for editorial use only //

Max Verstappen took his Red Bull to pole position for the Imola Grand Prix despite struggling earlier in the weekend. If you thought the Ferrari upgrades looked good on Friday, you were right but it wasn’t enough to take the fight to Max.

Ultimately it was McLaren who surprised by continuing their Miami pace with Oscar Piastri in P2 and Lando Norris in P3. The two McLaren’s shut the Ferrari’s out for the front row.

Max has tied Ayrton Senna’s record of eight consecutive poe position.

Qualifying Results:

POSNODRIVERCARQ1Q2Q3LAPS
11Max VerstappenRED BULL RACING HONDA RBPT1:15.7621:15.1761:14.74618
281Oscar PiastriMCLAREN MERCEDES1:15.9401:15.4071:14.82015
34Lando NorrisMCLAREN MERCEDES1:15.9151:15.3711:14.83719
416Charles LeclercFERRARI1:15.8231:15.3281:14.97021
555Carlos SainzFERRARI1:16.0151:15.5121:15.23320
663George RussellMERCEDES1:16.1071:15.6711:15.23418
722Yuki TsunodaRB HONDA RBPT1:15.8941:15.3581:15.46515
844Lewis HamiltonMERCEDES1:16.6041:15.6771:15.50420
93Daniel RicciardoRB HONDA RBPT1:16.0601:15.6911:15.67415
1027Nico HulkenbergHAAS FERRARI1:15.8411:15.5691:15.98021
1111Sergio PerezRED BULL RACING HONDA RBPT1:16.4041:15.70610
1231Esteban OconALPINE RENAULT1:16.3611:15.90615
1318Lance StrollASTON MARTIN ARAMCO MERCEDES1:16.4581:15.99215
1423Alexander AlbonWILLIAMS MERCEDES1:16.5241:16.20012
1510Pierre GaslyALPINE RENAULT1:16.0151:16.38114
1677Valtteri BottasKICK SAUBER FERRARI1:16.6266
1724Zhou GuanyuKICK SAUBER FERRARI1:16.8349
1820Kevin MagnussenHAAS FERRARI1:16.8548
1914Fernando AlonsoASTON MARTIN ARAMCO MERCEDES1:16.9177
RT2Logan SargeantWILLIAMS MERCEDES8
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