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Formula 1 Austrian GP

2024 F1 Austrian GP sprint qualifying results: Verstappen takes pole

Reigning champion scores first pole in three races for Red Bull, ahead of McLaren duo

Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing RB20

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen took pole position for Saturday’s Formula 1 sprint at the 2024 Austrian Grand Prix in the Red Bull Ring.

Verstappen will start ahead of McLaren’s Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri after the qualifying session, which is split into three quickfire segments with five cars each being knocked out in Q1 and Q2 before the top-10 shootout of Q3.

These sessions set the grid for Saturday’s sprint and have no impact on Sunday’s main event. 

Austrian GP sprint qualifying results: Verstappen on pole from Norris

Cla   Nº   Driver   Car / Engine   Time   Delay 
1 Max Verstappen Red Bull/Honda RBPT 1'04.686  
4 Lando Norris McLaren/Mercedes 1'04.779 0.093
81 Oscar Piastri McLaren/Mercedes 1'04.987 0.301
63 George Russell Mercedes 1'05.054 0.368
55 Carlos Sainz Ferrari 1'05.126 0.440
44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1'05.270 0.584
11 Sergio Pérez Red Bull/Honda RBPT 1'06.008 1.322
31 Esteban Ocon Alpine/Renault 1'06.101 1.415
10 Pierre Gasly Alpine/Renault 1'06.624 1.938
10  16 Charles Leclerc Ferrari - -
11  20 Kevin Magnussen Haas/Ferrari 1'05.806 1.120
12  18 Lance Stroll Aston Martin/Mercedes 1'05.847 1.161
13  14 Fernando Alonso Aston Martin/Mercedes 1'05.878 1.192
14  22 Yuki Tsunoda RB/Honda RBPT 1'05.960 1.274
15  2 Logan Sargeant Williams/Mercedes - -
16  3 Daniel Ricciardo RB/Honda RBPT 1'06.581 1.895
17  27 Nico Hülkenberg Haas/Ferrari 1'06.583 1.897
18  77 Valtteri Bottas Sauber/Ferrari 1'06.725 2.039
19  23 Alexander Albon Williams/Mercedes 1'06.754 2.068
20  24 Zhou Guanyu Sauber/Ferrari 1'07.197 2.511
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What happened in Austrian GP SQ1?

Verstappen set the quickest time at 1m05.690s on the mandated medium tyres, 0.074s faster than George Russell of Mercedes.

Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) lost his opening lap time when he had big moments at Turn 1 and Turn 6, the latter resulting in him exceeding track limits. He had to run again and made it through despite another scrappy lap.

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Yuki Tsunoda (RB) suffered a huge spin at Turn 9 but just kept it out of the barrier and made it through.

Falling at the first hurdle were Daniel Ricciardo (RB), Nico Hulkenberg (Haas), Valtteri Bottas (Sauber), Alex Albon (Williams) and Zhou Guanyu (Sauber).

Austrian GP Grand Prix SQ1 results: Verstappen fastest from Russell

Cla   Nº   Driver   Car / Engine   Time   Delay 
1 Max Verstappen Red Bull/Honda RBPT 1'05.690  
63 George Russell Mercedes 1'05.764 0.074
55 Carlos Sainz Ferrari 1'05.781 0.091
4 Lando Norris McLaren/Mercedes 1'05.786 0.096
18 Lance Stroll Aston Martin/Mercedes 1'06.037 0.347
81 Oscar Piastri McLaren/Mercedes 1'06.081 0.391
16 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1'06.149 0.459
11 Sergio Pérez Red Bull/Honda RBPT 1'06.256 0.566
31 Esteban Ocon Alpine/Renault 1'06.343 0.653
10  20 Kevin Magnussen Haas/Ferrari 1'06.387 0.697
11  10 Pierre Gasly Alpine/Renault 1'06.465 0.775
12  14 Fernando Alonso Aston Martin/Mercedes 1'06.487 0.797
13  44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1'06.504 0.814
14  2 Logan Sargeant Williams/Mercedes 1'06.518 0.828
15  22 Yuki Tsunoda RB/Honda RBPT 1'06.557 0.867
16  3 Daniel Ricciardo RB/Honda RBPT 1'06.581 0.891
17  27 Nico Hülkenberg Haas/Ferrari 1'06.583 0.893
18  77 Valtteri Bottas Sauber/Ferrari 1'06.725 1.035
19  23 Alexander Albon Williams/Mercedes 1'06.754 1.064
20  24 Zhou Guanyu Sauber/Ferrari 1'07.197 1.507

What happened in Austrian GP SQ2?

Verstappen set the fastest time at 1m05.186s, 0.139s clear of Russell.

Knocked out at this point were Kevin Magnussen (Haas), the Aston Martins of Lance Stroll and Fernando Alonso, Tsunoda and Logan Sargeant (Williams). 

Austrian GP Grand Prix SQ2 results: Verstappen fastest from Russell

Cla  Driver   Car / Engine   Time   Delay 
1 Max Verstappen Red Bull/Honda RBPT 1'05.186  
63 George Russell Mercedes 1'05.325 0.139
81 Oscar Piastri McLaren/Mercedes 1'05.379 0.193
55 Carlos Sainz Ferrari 1'05.435 0.249
16 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1'05.526 0.340
44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1'05.539 0.353
4 Lando Norris McLaren/Mercedes 1'05.561 0.375
11 Sergio Pérez Red Bull/Honda RBPT 1'05.612 0.426
31 Esteban Ocon Alpine/Renault 1'05.686 0.500
10  10 Pierre Gasly Alpine/Renault 1'05.757 0.571
11  20 Kevin Magnussen Haas/Ferrari 1'05.806 0.620
12  18 Lance Stroll Aston Martin/Mercedes 1'05.847 0.661
13  14 Fernando Alonso Aston Martin/Mercedes 1'05.878 0.692
14  22 Yuki Tsunoda RB/Honda RBPT 1'05.960 0.774
15  2 Logan Sargeant Williams/Mercedes - -

What happened in Austrian GP SQ3?

Teams elected for just one run on the soft tyres, making it a frantic dash in the battle for pole as they all left the pits with under 3m remaining.

Hamilton set the benchmark at 1m05.270s after running wide at Turn 3, which Russell, Piastri, Norris and Verstappen all beat, the latter taking pole with 1m04.686s.

Norris, who was 0.093s off pole, will start second from team-mate Piastri, Russell, Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz, Hamilton, Sergio Perez (Red Bull) and the Alpines of Esteban Ocon and Pierre Gasly.

Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc didn’t make the line in time after his car faltered at the end of the pitlane on his out lap. He will start 10th.

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Austrian GP SQ3 results: Verstappen takes sprint pole

Cla   Nº   Driver   Car / Engine   Time   Delay 
1 Max Verstappen Red Bull/Honda RBPT 1'04.686  
4 Lando Norris McLaren/Mercedes 1'04.779 0.093
81 Oscar Piastri McLaren/Mercedes 1'04.987 0.301
63 George Russell Mercedes 1'05.054 0.368
55 Carlos Sainz Ferrari 1'05.126 0.440
44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1'05.270 0.584
11 Sergio Pérez Red Bull/Honda RBPT 1'06.008 1.322
31 Esteban Ocon Alpine/Renault 1'06.101 1.415
10 Pierre Gasly Alpine/Renault 1'06.624 1.938
10  16 Charles Leclerc Ferrari - -

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