2024 Miami GP Qualifying: Verstappen Clinches Pole From Leclerc

Max Verstappen secured his seventh consecutive F1 pole position, edging out Charles Leclerc in Qualifying for the Miami Grand Prix.


By Ben Bush
Published on May 5, 2024

Max Verstappen Pole For Red Bull Racing 2024 Miami Grand Prix
Max Verstappen on pole for the 2024 Miami Grand Prix with Charles Leclerc starting second and Ferrari teammate Carlos Sainz in third.

Max Verstappen secured his seventh consecutive pole position at the Miami Grand Prix, clinching P1 on the grid despite failing to improve on his final flying lap.

The Dutchman initially claimed pole during the first run of Q3 with a time of 1m 27.241s, a position he maintained until the end. Charles Leclerc starts alongside Verstappen on the front row, with his Ferrari teammate Carlos Sainz close behind in third.

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Sergio Perez took fourth place in the other Red Bull, followed by the McLaren duo of Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri in fifth and sixth respectively. The fourth row was taken by the Mercedes pair of George Russell and Lewis Hamilton in seventh and eighth.

Nico Hulkenberg mirrored his qualifying performance from the previous race in China, placing his Haas in ninth position, while Yuki Tsunoda completed the top 10 in the RB.

Aston Martin faced a challenging day. Both Lance Stroll and Fernando Alonso failed to progress beyond Q2, leaving them to start from 11th and 15th, respectively.

Despite a strong showing in Q1, Pierre Gasly in the Alpine couldn’t improve in Q2 and settled for 12th place, ahead of teammate Esteban Ocon in 13th and Alex Albon in the Williams in 14th.

Valtteri Bottas led the Kick Sauber pair in 16th place, while Logan Sargeant failed to advance from Q1, placing 17th. Daniel Ricciardo in the sister RB, despite a strong performance in the Sprint race, unexpectedly exited in 18th place due to a three-place grid penalty incurred from the previous race in China, dropping him to the back of the field.

Q1 saw Kevin Magnussen in the Haas qualify in 19th place and Zhou Guanyu in the Kick Sauber in 20th, both failing to progress.

Miami GP Qualifying Results

2024 Miami Grand Prix Qualifying, 4 May 2024

11Max VerstappenRed Bull Racing Honda RBPT1:27.6891:27.5661:27.24118
216Charles LeclercFerrari1:28.0811:27.5331:27.38221
355Carlos SainzFerrari1:27.9371:27.9411:27.45521
411Sergio PerezRed Bull Racing Honda RBPT1:27.7721:27.8391:27.46018
54Lando NorrisMcLaren Mercedes1:27.9131:27.8711:27.59421
681Oscar PiastriMcLaren Mercedes1:28.0321:27.7211:27.67519
763George RussellMercedes1:28.1591:28.0951:28.06721
844Lewis HamiltonMercedes1:28.1671:27.6971:28.10721
927Nico HulkenbergHaas Ferrari1:28.3831:28.2001:28.14621
1022Yuki TsunodaRB Honda RBPT1:28.3241:28.1671:28.19221
1118Lance StrollAston Martin Aramco Mercedes1:28.1771:28.22215
1210Pierre GaslyAlpine Renault1:27.9761:28.32415
1331Esteban OconAlpine Renault1:28.2091:28.37115
1423Alexander AlbonWilliams Mercedes1:28.3431:28.41315
1514Fernando AlonsoAston Martin Aramco Mercedes1:28.4531:28.42715
1677Valtteri BottasKick Sauber Ferrari1:28.4636
172Logan SargeantWilliams Mercedes1:28.4878
183Daniel RicciardoRB Honda RBPT1:28.6179
1920Kevin MagnussenHaas Ferrari1:28.6199
2024Zhou GuanyuKick Sauber Ferrari1:28.8249

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