F1 2024 Saudi Arabian GP – Qualifying Results

Max Verstappen took his second pole position of the 2024 F1 season at the Saudi Arabian GP


Max Verstappen secured his second pole position of the 2024 season at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, demonstrating his mastery of the Jeddah track with a leading time of 1m 27.472s, leaving Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc trailing by 0.3 seconds. Oliver Bearman, stepping in for Carlos Sainz at Ferrari, made an impressive debut, qualifying 11th close behind the leaders despite his last-minute call-up.

Sergio Perez, last year’s race winner, claimed the third spot but couldn’t beat his previous time in his second attempt, while Fernando Alonso leveraged a draft from Lewis Hamilton to finish just behind in fourth place. Oscar Piastri outperformed McLaren teammate Lando Norris again this year, securing a spot on the third row alongside Norris, with the Mercedes duo ending up in the seventh and eighth positions.

Alpine‘s difficult season continued as both cars were eliminated in Q1, similar to the Sauber team, though Sauber managed a commendable effort to repair Zhou Guanyu’s car after a crash in practice, leaving him to start at the back. Nico Hulkenberg faced a power issue that cut his qualifying short, setting him up for a 15th-place start in the race.

F1 2024 Saudi Arabian GP – Qualifying results

1Max VerstappenRed Bull1:27.472
2Charles LeclercFerrari+0.319
3Sergio PerezRed Bull+0.335
4Fernando AlonsoAston Martin+0.374
5Oscar PiastriMcLaren+0.617
6Lando NorrisMcLaren+0.660
7George RussellMercedes+0.844
8Lewis HamiltonMercedes+0.988
9Yuki TsunodaRB+1.075
10Lance StrollAston Martin+1.100
11Oliver BearmanFerrariEliminated in Q2
12Alex AlbonWilliamsEliminated in Q2
13Kevin MagnussenHaasEliminated in Q2
14Daniel RicciardoRBEliminated in Q2
15Nico HulkenbergHaasEliminated in Q2
16Valtteri BottasSauberEliminated in Q1
17Esteban OconAlpineEliminated in Q1
18Pierre GaslyAlpineEliminated in Q1
19Logan SargeantWilliamsEliminated in Q1
20Zhou GuanyuSauberEliminated in Q1
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