The starting grid for the Chinese Grand Prix Sprint race

Discover the starting grid for the Sprint Race of the Chinese Grand Prix, the start of which will be given this Saturday at 5 a.m.

Published on 19/04/2024 à 13:14

Yannis Duval

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The starting grid for the Chinese Grand Prix Sprint race

Lando Norris set the best time in the Sprint qualifying. © DPPI

The rain came during SQ3 and gave us a completely crazy final session. And for once, in the end it's not Max Verstappen who won, but indeed Lando Norris ! The Briton will start in pole position for the Sprint race which will be held tomorrow morning (Saturday, 5 a.m.).

Initially, the driver's time McLaren was canceled for leaving the track but was ultimately reinstated at the very end of SQ3. With a nice 1'57″940, he is ahead Lewis Hamilton (1'59″201). Fernando Alonso completes the top 3. Max Verstappen, for his part, was only able to be satisfied with the 4th time.

Also note the very good performance of the Sauber drivers who both managed to wait for the SQ3. For his home Grand Prix, Guanyu-Zhou signs a 10th place. A result applauded by all his supporters on site. Valtteri Bottas, for his part, will start 9th on the grid tomorrow.

Another complicated weekend for Alpine, who saw his two cars eliminated in the first part of qualifying. Pierre Gasly et Esteban Ocon will start 16th and 17th respectively.

The starting grid for the Sprint Race of the Chinese Grand Prix

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