Verstappen on pole for Sprint in Miami GP

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - NOVEMBER 25: 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 Abu Dhabi at Yas Marina Circuit on November 25, 2023 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images) // Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool // SI202311250316 // Usage for editorial use only //

Max Verstappen has put his Red Bull Racing car on pole position for Saturday’s Sprint at the Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix.

It was a bit touch and go as Max made a mistake and yet still nabbed pole leaving him to wonder, “what happened to the other cars”. Clearly he felt his mistake would cost him pole but it didn’t.

Charles Leclerc has had a ragged start to the weekend but recovered to start in P2 for the Sprint followed by Sergio PERez in his Red Bull.

Mercedes, despite bringing upgrades to their car, were left outside looking in on SQ3 with a very difficult day at the office and McLaren looked very racey up until SQ3 where they fell back to P6 and P9 for Oscar Pisatri and Lando Norris respectively.

Sprint Qualifying Results:

POSNODRIVERCARQ1Q2Q3LAPS
11Max VerstappenRED BULL RACING HONDA RBPT1:28.1941:28.0011:27.64112
216Charles LeclercFERRARI1:28.5371:27.9771:27.74917
311Sergio PerezRED BULL RACING HONDA RBPT1:28.6811:27.8651:27.87611
43Daniel RicciardoRB HONDA RBPT1:28.7001:28.1221:28.04414
555Carlos SainzFERRARI1:28.4351:28.2621:28.10316
681Oscar PiastriMCLAREN MERCEDES1:28.0561:28.1631:28.16116
718Lance StrollASTON MARTIN ARAMCO MERCEDES1:28.8071:28.3231:28.37515
814Fernando AlonsoASTON MARTIN ARAMCO MERCEDES1:28.1921:28.1891:28.41914
94Lando NorrisMCLAREN MERCEDES1:27.9391:27.5971:28.47212
1027Nico HulkenbergHAAS FERRARI1:29.0401:28.3301:28.47615
1163George RussellMERCEDES1:28.3871:28.34312
1244Lewis HamiltonMERCEDES1:28.7361:28.37112
1331Esteban OconALPINE RENAULT1:28.8731:28.37912
1420Kevin MagnussenHAAS FERRARI1:28.3771:28.61412
1522Yuki TsunodaRB HONDA RBPT1:28.687DNF9
1610Pierre GaslyALPINE RENAULT1:29.1856
1724Zhou GuanyuKICK SAUBER FERRARI1:29.2676
1877Valtteri BottasKICK SAUBER FERRARI1:29.3607
192Logan SargeantWILLIAMS MERCEDES1:29.5516
2023Alexander AlbonWILLIAMS MERCEDES1:29.8586
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