The surprise came F1 United States GP. When everyone assumed that Max Verstappen fly with his Red Bull in Austin and will reach the pole this Friday, he encountered bigger difficulties than expected and important rivals such as Charles Leclerc, Lando Norris and Lewis Hamilton, which brings him to the limit. Leclerc took the pole and will take the lead starting grid for the 2023 F1 United States GP this Sunday after beating Lando Norris (2nd) by 0.130 and Hamilton by 0.139, with Carlos Sainz in 4th (0.222) ahead of Russell (5th).
Verstappen failed and lost many places on the grid
What about Verstappen? Max Verstappen will start from 6th position on the starting grid of the 2023 F1 United States GP this Sunday after making a mistake. Sainz already said a few weeks ago, that by having more margin, it will be easier for Max not to fail. And this time, in a ‘qualification’ where Verstappen had no more than on other occasions, the mistake came. Max Verstappen was overtaken in the first Q3 test and had to go for it. And it failed. Just when it looked like he had made the pole in his final attempt, his turn was taken for violating track limits.
He should return on Sunday from the 6th place, with Gasly Started in 7th position with his Alpine teammate Esteban Okon. PEREZwith Red Bull, 9th and did not improve. Plates He didn’t shine in 10th place either.
In this regard, Alonso will start 17th on the starting grid in the United States Formula GP this Sunday 1 after a poor classification in which he was eliminated the first time.
F1 United States GP starting grid
- Charles Leclerc (MON/Ferrari) 1:34.723
- Lando Norris (GBR/McLaren) 0.130
- Lewis Hamilton (GBR/Mercedes) and 0.139
- Carlos Sainz (ESP/Ferrari) at 0.222
- George Russell (GBR/Mercedes) and 0.356
- Max Verstappen (PB/Red Bull) a 0.358
- Pierre Gasly (FRA/Alpine) and 0.366
- Esteban Ocon (FRA/Alpine) and 0.431
- Sergio Perez (MEX/Red Bull) at 0.450
- Oscar Piastri (AUS/McLaren) at 0.744
- Yuki Tsunoda (JPN/AlphaTauri) and 1:35.697
- Zhou Guanyu (CHN/Alfa Romeo) in 1:35.698
- Valtteri Bottas (FIN/Alfa Romeo) and 1:35.858
- Kevin Magnussen (DIN/Haas) in 1:35.880
- Daniel Ricciardo (AUS/AlphaTauri) in 1:35.974
- Nico Hülkenberg (ALE/Haas) and 1:36.235
- Fernando Alonso (ESP/Aston Martin) in 1:36.268
- Alexander Albon (TAI/Williams) in 1:36.315
- Lance Stroll (CAN/Aston Martin) in 1:36.589
- Logan Sargeant (USA/Williams) in 1:36.827