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Formula 1 United States GP

2023 F1 US GP qualifying results: Charles Leclerc takes pole

Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc took pole position for Sunday’s United States Grand Prix, the 19th round of the Formula 1 World Championship, in Austin, Texas.

Charles Leclerc, Ferrari SF-23

Leclerc will start ahead of McLaren’s Lando Norris and Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes after the one-hour qualifying session, which is split into three segments with five cars each being knocked out in Q1 and Q2 before the top-10 shootout of Q3.

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen set the fastest time in Q3, but this was stripped away as he exceeded track limits.

As this is a sprint weekend format, these sessions set the grid for Sunday’s race and have no impact on Saturday’s sprint event.

US GP qualifying results: Leclerc on pole from Norris

Cla Driver  Car / Engine   Time   Delay 
16 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1'34.723  
4 Lando Norris McLaren/Mercedes 1'34.853 0.130
44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1'34.862 0.139
55 Carlos Sainz Jr. Ferrari 1'34.945 0.222
63 George Russell Mercedes 1'35.079 0.356
1 Max Verstappen Red Bull/Honda RBPT 1'35.081 0.358
10 Pierre Gasly Alpine/Renault 1'35.089 0.366
31 Esteban Ocon Alpine/Renault 1'35.154 0.431
11 Sergio Pérez Red Bull/Honda RBPT 1'35.173 0.450
10  81 Oscar Piastri McLaren/Mercedes 1'35.467 0.744
11  22 Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri/Honda RBPT 1'35.697 0.974
12  24 Zhou Guanyu Alfa Romeo/Ferrari 1'35.698 0.975
13  77 Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo/Ferrari 1'35.858 1.135
14  20 Kevin Magnussen Haas/Ferrari 1'35.880 1.157
15  3 Daniel Ricciardo AlphaTauri/Honda RBPT 1'35.974 1.251
16  27 Nico Hülkenberg Haas/Ferrari 1'36.235 1.512
17  14 Fernando Alonso Aston Martin/Mercedes 1'36.268 1.545
18  23 Alexander Albon Williams/Mercedes 1'36.315 1.592
19  18 Lance Stroll Aston Martin/Mercedes 1'36.589 1.866
20  2 Logan Sargeant Williams/Mercedes 1'36.827 2.104

What happened in US GP Q1?

Hamilton set the pace at 1m35.091s, 0.019s faster than Norris and 0.255s ahead of Verstappen.

Falling at the first hurdle were Nico Hulkenberg (Haas – who lost his best lap due to track limits), Fernando Alonso (Aston Martin), Alex Albon (Williams), Lance Stroll (Aston) and Logan Sargeant (Williams).

US GP Grand Prix Q1 results: Hamilton fastest from Norris

Cla Driver  Car / Engine   Time   Delay   Laps 
44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1'35.091   6
4 Lando Norris McLaren/Mercedes 1'35.110 0.019 8
1 Max Verstappen Red Bull/Honda RBPT 1'35.346 0.255 6
55 Carlos Sainz Jr. Ferrari 1'35.824 0.733 6
22 Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri/Honda RBPT 1'35.913 0.822 6
11 Sergio Pérez Red Bull/Honda RBPT 1'35.989 0.898 6
20 Kevin Magnussen Haas/Ferrari 1'36.009 0.918 6
24 Zhou Guanyu Alfa Romeo/Ferrari 1'36.052 0.961 9
16 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1'36.061 0.970 9
10  81 Oscar Piastri McLaren/Mercedes 1'36.064 0.973 9
11  77 Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo/Ferrari 1'36.082 0.991 9
12  31 Esteban Ocon Alpine/Renault 1'36.131 1.040 9
13  10 Pierre Gasly Alpine/Renault 1'36.158 1.067 7
14  63 George Russell Mercedes 1'36.165 1.074 6
15  3 Daniel Ricciardo AlphaTauri/Honda RBPT 1'36.213 1.122 6
16  27 Nico Hülkenberg Haas/Ferrari 1'36.235 1.144 6
17  14 Fernando Alonso Aston Martin/Mercedes 1'36.268 1.177 8
18  23 Alexander Albon Williams/Mercedes 1'36.315 1.224 6
19  18 Lance Stroll Aston Martin/Mercedes 1'36.589 1.498 9
20  2 Logan Sargeant Williams/Mercedes 1'36.827 1.736 8

What happened in US GP Q2?

Leclerc set the fastest time at 1m35.004s, 0.004s ahead of Verstappen and two tenths clear of Hamilton.

Knocked out at this point were Yuki Tsunoda (AlphaTauri), the Alfa Romeo duo of Zhou Guanyu and Valtteri Bottas, Kevin Magnussen (Haas) and Daniel Ricciardo (AlphaTauri).

US GP Grand Prix Q2 results: Leclerc fastest from Verstappen

Cla  Nº Driver  Car / Engine   Time   Delay   Laps 
16 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1'35.004   6
1 Max Verstappen Red Bull/Honda RBPT 1'35.008 0.004 6
44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1'35.240 0.236 6
55 Carlos Sainz Jr. Ferrari 1'35.302 0.298 6
31 Esteban Ocon Alpine/Renault 1'35.413 0.409 6
4 Lando Norris McLaren/Mercedes 1'35.441 0.437 6
10 Pierre Gasly Alpine/Renault 1'35.496 0.492 6
81 Oscar Piastri McLaren/Mercedes 1'35.576 0.572 5
63 George Russell Mercedes 1'35.606 0.602 6
10  11 Sergio Pérez Red Bull/Honda RBPT 1'35.679 0.675 5
11  22 Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri/Honda RBPT 1'35.697 0.693 6
12  24 Zhou Guanyu Alfa Romeo/Ferrari 1'35.698 0.694 6
13  77 Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo/Ferrari 1'35.858 0.854 6
14  20 Kevin Magnussen Haas/Ferrari 1'35.880 0.876 6
15  3 Daniel Ricciardo AlphaTauri/Honda RBPT 1'35.974 0.970 6

What happened in US GP Q3?

On the first runs, Leclerc set the bar at 1m34.829s from Hamilton’s 1m34.885s and Verstappen’s 1m35.081s.

On the final runs, Leclerc improved to 1m34.723s, which Verstappen beat by 0.005s with 1m34.718s. But Verstappen’s time was deleted for exceeding track limits at the penultimate corner.

Norris took second, 0.13s off Leclerc, just ahead of Hamilton.

Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz will start fourth, ahead of George Russell (Mercedes), the penalized Verstappen, Pierre Gasly (Alpine), Esteban Ocon (Alpine), Sergio Perez (Red Bull) and Oscar Piastri (McLaren).

US GP Q3 results: Leclerc takes pole

Cla Driver  Car / Engine   Time   Delay   Laps 
16 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1'34.723   6
4 Lando Norris McLaren/Mercedes 1'34.853 0.130 6
44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1'34.862 0.139 6
55 Carlos Sainz Jr. Ferrari 1'34.945 0.222 6
63 George Russell Mercedes 1'35.079 0.356 6
1 Max Verstappen Red Bull/Honda RBPT 1'35.081 0.358 6
10 Pierre Gasly Alpine/Renault 1'35.089 0.366 6
31 Esteban Ocon Alpine/Renault 1'35.154 0.431 6
11 Sergio Pérez Red Bull/Honda RBPT 1'35.173 0.450 6
10  81 Oscar Piastri McLaren/Mercedes 1'35.467 0.744 6

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