Chinese Grand Prix 2024 – Qualifying Results

Max Verstappen made it five pole positions in succession as he topped the timesheets in Qualifying for the 2024 Chinese Grand Prix

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Max Verstappen clinched pole position for the 2024 Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix, continuing his dominance with a fifth consecutive pole this season. The Red Bull driver showed phenomenal pace, leaving a substantial gap to second-placed teammate Sergio Perez and third-place finisher Fernando Alonso.

Lewis Hamilton‘s challenging start to the 2024 season worsened during qualifying in Shanghai, as a critical error on his final Q1 run relegated him to 18th on the grid. This marks his worst starting position since 2016, compounded by a similar mistake in the previous day’s sprint race.

During Q2, Carlos Sainz’s spin into the barriers caused a brief red flag, but quick repairs allowed him to continue and eventually secure a Q3 spot. However, no one could match Verstappen in Q3, with the Dutchman securing pole by a clear margin.

The qualifying session also saw unexpected advancements with both Sauber drivers, Valtteri Bottas and Zhou Guanyu, making it through to Q2, much to the delight of the home crowd.

Chinese Grand Prix 2024 – F1 Qualifying Results

PosDriverTeamTime
1Max VerstappenRed Bull1:33.660
2Sergio PerezRed Bull+0.322
3Fernando AlonsoAston Martin+0.488
4Lando NorrisMcLaren+0.505
5Oscar PiastriMcLaren+0.613
6Charles LeclercFerrari+0.629
7Carlos SainzFerrari+0.637
8George RussellMercedes+0.773
9Nico HulkenbergHaas+0.944
10Valtteri BottasSauber+1.005
11Lance StrollAston MartinEliminated in Q2
12Daniel RicciardoRBEliminated in Q2
13Esteban OconAlpineEliminated in Q2
14Alexander AlbonWilliamsEliminated in Q2
15Pierre GaslyAlpineEliminated in Q2
16Guanyu ZhouSauberEliminated in Q1
17Kevin MagnussenHaasEliminated in Q1
18Lewis HamiltonMercedesEliminated in Q1
19Yuki TsunodaRBEliminated in Q1
20Logan SargeantWilliamsEliminated in Q1
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