F1 2023 Belgian GP – Qualifying results

Verstappen took pole after a final flying lap, despite having to take a penalty for Sunday's race.


Max Verstappen gave his legions of fans a lot to smile about after setting in the fastest time for Sunday’s Belgian Grand Prix.

Verstappen, who will start sixth on Sunday after taking a five-place grid penalty for a new gearbox, was over eight tenths quicker than second-place Charles Leclerc and teammate Sergio Perez.

Lewis Hamilton couldn’t repeat his Hungarian heroics, setting the fourth fastest time ahead of Carlos Sainz and the McLaren duo of Oscar Piastri and Lando Norris

Alpine’s dramatic Friday got worse as Pierre Gasly could only manage 12th and Esteban Ocon 15th after a crash in Q2.

F1 2023 Belgian GP – Qualifying Results

1Max VerstappenRed Bull1:46.168
2Charles LeclercFerrari+0.820
3Sergio PerezRed Bull+0.877
4Lewis HamiltonMercedes+0.919
5Carlos SainzFerrari+0.984
6Oscar PiastriMcLaren+1.197
7Lando NorrisMcLaren+1.501
8George RussellMercedes+1.637
9Fernando AlonsoAston Martin+1.675
10Lance StrollAston Martin+2.673
11Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauriEliminated in Q2
12Pierre GaslyAlpineEliminated in Q2
13Kevin MagnussenHaasEliminated in Q2
14Valtteri BottasAlfa RomeoEliminated in Q2
15Esteban OconAlpineEliminated in Q2
16Alex AlbonWilliamsEliminated in Q1
17Zhou GuanyuAlfa RomeoEliminated in Q1
18Logan SargeantWilliamsEliminated in Q1
19Daniel RicciardoAlphaTauriEliminated in Q1
20Nico HulkenbergHaasEliminated in Q1
Ed Spencer
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