F1 2023 Belgian GP – Sprint Shootout Results

Verstappen sealed pole position for the Sprint Race with the final lap of the session.

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Max Verstappen took his second pole position of the Belgian GP weekend at the Sprint Shootout, as he edged out the McLaren of Oscar Piastri by 0.011 seconds in another rain-dominated session.

Verstappen was the last driver to cross the line, with a time of 1:49.056, knocking Piastri off what would have been the Australian’s maiden pole position, with the Ferraris of Carlos Sainz and Charles Leclerc in third and fourth.

The second part of the session came to a premature end after Lance Stroll, running on the required medium dry tyres as the track was not declared wet, span at the No Name corner, sending his Aston Martin into the barriers and bringing out the red flags.

That hampered the qualifying of his teammate Fernando Alonso, who went out in 15th after the session wasn’t restarted just behind Stroll, and Daniel Ricciardo in 11th for AlphaTauri.

Pos.DriverTeamSQ3 Time
1Max VerstappenRed Bull1:49.056
2Oscar PiastriMcLaren+0.011
3Carlos SainzFerrari+0.025
4Charles LeclercFerrari+0.195
5Lando NorrisMcLaren+0.333
6Pierre GaslyAlpine+0.644
7Lewis HamiltonMercedes+0.844
8Sergio PerezRed Bull+0.905
9Esteban OconAlpine+1.438
10George RussellMercedes+6.686
11Daniel RicciardoAlphaTauriEliminated in SQ2
12Alex AlbonWilliamsEliminated in SQ2
13Logan SargeantWilliamsEliminated in SQ2
14Lance StrollAston MartinEliminated in SQ2
15Fernando AlonsoAston MartinEliminated in SQ2
16Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauriEliminated in SQ3
17Valtteri BottasAlfa RomeoEliminated in SQ3
18Kevin MagnussenHaasEliminated in SQ3
19Zhou GuanyuAlfa RomeoEliminated in SQ3
20Nico Hulkenberg HaasEliminated in SQ3
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