F1 2023 Saudi Arabian GP – Qualifying Results

Here are the results for the 2023 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix qualifying session


Sergio Perez took advantage of a mechanical failure for his Red Bull teammate Max Verstappen to seal pole position for the 2023 Saudi Arabian GP. 

Verstappen had dominated the weekend and set the fastest time in all three practice sessions prior to qualifying, but a driveshaft mechanical failure saw the Red Bull driver end Q2 in 15th position

That gave Fernando Alonso in the Aston Martin and the two Ferrari cars a chance at pole, but Perez put an end to any hope with a stunning lap to clinch first on the grid. 

Elsewhere, Oscar Piastri made it into Q3 with his McLaren in only his second ever F1 qualifying session, eventually finishing ninth. 

2023 Saudi Arabian GP – Qualifying Results

1Sergio PerezRed Bull1:28.265
2Charles LeclercFerrari+0.155
3Fernando AlonsoAston Martin+0.465
4George RussellMercedes+0.592
5Carlos SainzFerrari+0.666
6Lance StrollAston Martin+0.680
7Esteban OconAlpine+0.813
8Lewis HamiltonMercedes+0.958
9Oscar PiastriMcLaren+0.978
10Pierre GaslyAlpine+1.092
11Nico HulkenbergHaasEliminated in Q2
12Zhou GuanyuAlfa RomeoEliminated in Q2
13Kevin MagnussenHaasEliminated in Q2
14Valtteri BottasAlfa RomeoEliminated in Q2
15Max VerstappenRed BullEliminated in Q2
16Yuki TsunodaAlphaTauriEliminated in Q1
17Alex AlbonWilliamsEliminated in Q1
18Nyck de VriesAlphaTauriEliminated in Q1
19Lando NorrisMcLarenEliminated in Q1
20Logan SargeantWilliamsEliminated in Q1


  1. Nice to see Piastri in Q3 ! Only his second F1 event .

    Also nice to see him ahead of the Gasly / Alpine . The sulking deep thinkers at Alpine made the statement , they ended up with the better driver in Gasly , rather than Piastri . After their self imposed contract disaster .

    I think Piastri may be the real deal .


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