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Formula 1 Austrian GP

2024 F1 Austrian GP sprint qualifying results: Verstappen takes sprint pole

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

Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing RB20

Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing RB20

Photo by: Steven Tee / Motorsport Images

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

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.

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

   
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Cla Driver # Chassis Engine Laps Time Interval km/h
1 Netherlands M. Verstappen Red Bull Racing 1 Red Bull Red Bull 5

1'05.690

  236.638
2 United Kingdom L. Norris McLaren 4 McLaren Mercedes 6

+0.096

1'05.786

0.096 236.293
3 Australia O. Piastri McLaren 81 McLaren Mercedes 8

+0.391

1'06.081

0.295 235.238
4 United Kingdom G. Russell Mercedes 63 Mercedes Mercedes 3

+0.074

1'05.764

  236.372
5 Spain C. Sainz Ferrari 55 Ferrari Ferrari 6

+0.091

1'05.781

0.017 236.311
6 United Kingdom L. Hamilton Mercedes 44 Mercedes Mercedes 6

+0.814

1'06.504

0.723 233.742
7 Mexico S. Perez Red Bull Racing 11 Red Bull Red Bull 6

+0.566

1'06.256

  234.617
8 France E. Ocon Alpine 31 Alpine Renault 6

+0.653

1'06.343

0.087 234.309
9 France P. Gasly Alpine 10 Alpine Renault 6

+0.775

1'06.465

0.122 233.879
10 Monaco C. Leclerc Ferrari 16 Ferrari Ferrari 6

+0.459

1'06.149

  234.996
11 Denmark K. Magnussen Haas F1 Team 20 Haas Ferrari 5

+0.697

1'06.387

0.238 234.154
12 Canada L. Stroll Aston Martin Racing 18 Aston Martin Mercedes 5

+0.347

1'06.037

  235.395
13 Spain F. Alonso Aston Martin Racing 14 Aston Martin Mercedes 6

+0.797

1'06.487

0.450 233.802
14 Japan Y. Tsunoda RB 22 RB Red Bull 6

+0.867

1'06.557

0.070 233.556
15 United States L. Sargeant Williams 2 Williams Mercedes 6

+0.828

1'06.518

  233.693
16 Australia D. Ricciardo RB 3 RB Red Bull 6

+0.891

1'06.581

0.063 233.472
17 Germany N. Hulkenberg Haas F1 Team 27 Haas Ferrari 6

+0.893

1'06.583

0.002 233.464
18 Finland V. Bottas Sauber 77 Sauber Ferrari 6

+1.035

1'06.725

0.142 232.968
19 Thailand A. Albon Williams 23 Williams Mercedes 6

+1.064

1'06.754

0.029 232.866
20 China Z. Guanyu Sauber 24 Sauber Ferrari 6

+1.507

1'07.197

0.443 231.331

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.

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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