Miami qualifying: Max Verstappen received six out of six, the Ferraris in ambush

Author of the first five pole positions of the season, Max Verstappen added a 6th to his collection, this Saturday in Miami, thus remaining undefeated in the exercise in 2024. The Dutchman will start this Sunday at 22 p.m. ahead of Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz.

Published on 04/05/2024 à 23:09

Jeremy Satis

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Miami qualifying: Max Verstappen received six out of six, the Ferraris in ambush

Max Verstappen took pole in Miami. © Antonin Vincent / DPPI

  • Quiet like Max! Already on pole in the sprint the day before and winner of the day's race, the Dutchman continued with pole position for the Miami Grand Prix this Saturday. Without having a huge mattress, Max Verstappen did the job to beat both Ferrari de Charles Leclerc et Carlos Sainz by a little more than a tenth, a gap similar to that of the day before in sprint qualifying. Note that the three men set their times during their first attempt in Q3, without being able to improve afterwards.
  • Behind, as is often the case, Sergio Pérez is not far in position (4th) but appears further away on the clock, since he was never really able to fight for pole (+0 »219). He still had the good idea to get ahead of the two McLaren de Lando Norris (5e) and Oscar piastri (6th), as well as the Mercedes by George Russell (7th) and Lewis Hamilton (8th), better than the day before with their elimination in SQ2. Behind them, as often we find Q3 regulars with Nico Hulkenberg (9e) and Yuki tsunoda (10th), who reacted well after his teammate's XXL performance Ricciardo during the sprint.
  • Both Alpine were they eliminated in Q2. While the A arrowed for a time thought he could fight for access to Q3, he ultimately missed the two French single-seaters by just a tenth to start in the top 10. Pierre Gasly will start 12th in front Esteban Ocon (13th). For the second time in a row after the sprint qualification, Lance stroll (11th) dominated again Fernando Alonso (15th), the Spaniard is clearly not at ease this weekend on the Florida track.
  • Surprised in the sprint with his 4th place, Daniel Ricciardo was eliminated in Q1, after complaining about not having regained grip on his rear tires. The Australian will start last since he received a three-position penalty on the grid dating from Shanghai. He will rush behind Guanyu-Zhou (19e) and Kevin Magnussen (18th). Frustration on the other hand for Logan sargeant (17e) and Valtteri Bottas (16th), which respectively increase to 34/1000th and 10/1000th of Q2.
  • The Grand Prix will take place this Sunday at 22 p.m. French time.

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