Verstappen Takes Pole in Miami F1 Sprint Qualifying!

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen dominated qualifying for the Miami Grand Prix Sprint race, grabbing pole position with a blazing time of 1 minute and 27.641 seconds!

He narrowly beat out Charles Leclerc in his Ferrari by just a tenth of a second, with teammate Sergio Perez right behind in third for Red Bull.

Who else is looking strong?

  • Daniel Ricciardo put in a fantastic performance, grabbing fourth place for McLaren.
  • The top ten is rounded out by drivers like Carlos Sainz (Ferrari), Oscar Piastri (Alpine), Lance Stroll (Aston Martin), Fernando Alonso (Alpine), Lando Norris (McLaren), and Nico Hulkenberg (Haas).

Wait, there’s a separate race for qualifying?

That’s right! The results from today set the grid for tomorrow’s Sprint race, a shorter 100-kilometer event. To determine the starting positions for the main Miami Grand Prix on Sunday, we’ll need to wait for the classic qualifying session happening tomorrow, May 4th, at 04:00 PM Miami time.

A few drivers might be in hot water…

The stewards are investigating several drivers, including Perez, Alonso, and others, for potentially breaking procedures during qualifying. They could face penalties.

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Mercedes struggles continue

Unfortunately for Mercedes fans, both Lewis Hamilton and George Russell couldn’t make it past the second qualifying stage (Q2). They’ll have to start the Sprint race from lower positions on the grid.

Alpine has mixed results

Esteban Ocon managed a decent P13 for Alpine, but his teammate Pierre Gasly couldn’t make it past the first qualifying stage (Q1).

Don’t miss the action in Miami!

The Miami Sprint race kicks off tomorrow, May 4th, at 12:00 PM Miami time.

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