F1 2024 Australian Grand Prix – Qualifying Results

Max Verstappen was fastest in Qualifying and will start the 2024 Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne from pole position

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Max Verstappen in the Red Bull shook off the challenge from both Ferrari drivers and took pole position for the 2024 Australian Grand Prix.

Carlos Sainz, returning impressively from surgery, and Sergio Perez, completed the top three, showcased the competitive edge between Red Bull and Ferrari.

Lando Norris managed to secure a spot on the second row alongside Perez, while Charles Leclerc, after abandoning his final attempt, ended up in fifth. Oscar Piastri, the home crowd favorite, achieved a commendable sixth place, adding to the excitement with George Russell and Yuki Tsunoda following closely behind.

Lewis Hamilton faced a setback, being edged out to start from P11 after Yuki Tsunoda‘s last-minute leap in Q2, highlighting a challenging session for Mercedes. Alex Albon, stepping into Logan Sargeant‘s chassis due to a crash in Free Practice 1.

Sargeant did not take part in Qualifying, as his chassis was given to Williams teammate Albon after the Thai driver wrecked his car in FP1 with the team failing to bring a spare chassis to Melbourne.

F1 2024 Australian GP – Qualifying results

Pos.DriverTeamTime
1Max VerstappenRed Bull1:15.915
2Carlos SainzFerrari+0.270
3Sergio PerezRed Bull+0.359
4Lando NorrisMcLaren+0.400
5Charles LeclercFerrari+0.520
6Oscar PiastriMcLaren+0.657
7George RussellMercedes+0.809
8Yuki TsunodaRB+0.873
9Lance StrollAston Martin+1.157
10Fernando AlonsoAston Martin+1.637
11Lewis HamiltonMercedesEliminated in Q2
12Alex AlbonWilliamsEliminated in Q2
13Valtteri BottasSauberEliminated in Q2
14Kevin MagnussenHaasEliminated in Q2
15Esteban OconAlpineEliminated in Q2
16Nico HulkenbergHaasEliminated in Q1
17Pierre GaslyAlpineEliminated in Q1
18Daniel RicciardoRBEliminated in Q1
19Zhou GuanyuSauberEliminated in Q1
John Smithhttps://total-motorsport.com
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