June 16, 2024

Max Verstappen clinches pole position once again in dominant performance at Miami Grand Prix qualifying

MIAMI – Maintaining his strong form throughout the weekend, Max Verstappen from Red Bull secures pole position for the Miami Grand Prix. Clocking in at 1:27.241, he is just over a tenth faster than Charles Leclerc, who will start in second place, as he did for the Sprint race.

Sergio Perez, a fan favorite in Miami, achieved an impressive fourth-place qualifying position to complete the first two rows. Despite Daniel Ricciardo being the center of attention after the Sprint race, he was unfortunately eliminated in Q1 and will start from the back of the grid due to a three-place penalty. The Racing Bulls driver will have a challenging task ahead to make his way up the field and secure points.

Although the McLarens with their upgrades were unable to surpass the Red Bulls or Ferraris, they will start fifth and sixth side by side. Nico Hulkenberg continues Haas’ strong weekend with a ninth-place qualifying finish, while his teammate Kevin Magnussen struggled and will start 19th. Moreover, Magnussen’s aggressive driving during the Sprint race, particularly his battle with Hamilton, has raised concerns with the race stewards, potentially leading to further penalties.

Fernando Alonso has had a below-par weekend so far, with his teammate Lance Stroll outperforming him in qualifying by securing 11th place compared to Alonso’s 15th. Another disappointment was local driver Logan Sargeant being eliminated in Q1, while his teammate Alex Albon managed to secure 14th place.

The race is scheduled to take place tomorrow at 4 p.m. ET, where we will witness whether Verstappen can maintain his flawless record in Miami. The full qualifying results are listed below:

  1. Max Verstappen (1), Red Bull
  2. Charles Leclerc (16), Ferrari
  3. Carlos Sainz (55), Ferrari
  4. Sergio Perez (11), Red Bull
  5. Lando Norris (4), McLaren
  6. Oscar Piastri (81), McLaren
  7. George Russell (63), Mercedes-AMG
  8. Lewis Hamilton (44), Mercedes-AMG
  9. Nico Hülkenberg (27), Haas
  10. Yuki Tsunoda (22), Racing Bulls
  11. Lance Stroll (18), Aston Martin
  12. Pierre Gasly (10), Alpine
  13. Esteban Ocon (31), Alpine
  14. Alexander Albon (23), Williams
  15. Fernando Alonso (14), Aston Martin
  16. Valtteri Bottas (77), Kick Sauber
  17. Logan Sargeant (2), Williams
  18. Kevin Magnussen (20), Haas
  19. Zhou Guanyu (24), Kick Sauber
  20. Daniel Ricciardo (3), Racing Bulls


1. What time is the Miami Grand Prix tomorrow?

The Miami Grand Prix will start at 4 p.m. ET.


Verstappen’s pole position sets the stage for an exciting race in Miami as he aims to maintain his dominant performance. With unexpected twists and challenges ahead, the grid is filled with talented drivers ready to battle it out on the track.

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