F1 Spanish GP Starting Grid 2024 – With Penalties Applied

Lando Norris was fastest in Qualifying, meaning the McLaren driver is first on the starting grid for the 2024 Spanish GP

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Lando Norris is first on the 2024 Spanish GP starting grid after an intense qualifying session, where he edged out Red Bull’s Max Verstappen by just 0.02s with his final flying lap. It also marks the McLaren driver’s second career pole position, having last achieved the feat at the 2021 Russian Grand Prix. 

The Spanish GP starting grid sees Mercedes drivers showcasing strong performance, with Lewis Hamilton and George Russell locking out the second row. Hamilton, who had a competitive edge over Russell, will start in P3, while Russell takes P4. 

Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc and local hero Carlos Sainz are positioned in P5 and P6, respectively, following a closely contested qualifying session at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.

Alpine’s Pierre Gasly impressed by securing P7, ahead of Sergio Perez in the Red Bull. However, Perez will drop three places on the grid due to a penalty from the Canadian Grand Prix, promoting Esteban Ocon and McLaren’s Oscar Piastri and Fernando Alonso in the Aston Martin. 

Lando Norris celebrates pole position at the 2024 Spanish GP | McLaren F1 Team
Lando Norris celebrates pole position at the 2024 Spanish GP | McLaren F1 Team

2024 Spanish GP Starting Grid – Final

Lando Norris will start on pole for the 2024 Spanish Grand Prix, closely followed by Max Verstappen of Red Bull. Lewis Hamilton and George Russell, both from Mercedes, occupy the second row on the Spanish GP starting grid, in third and fourth, respectively.

Check out the starting grid for the 2024 Spanish GP below!

PosDriverTeam
1Lando NorrisMcLaren
2Max VerstappenRed Bull
3Lewis HamiltonMercedes
4George RussellMercedes
5Charles LeclercFerrari
6Carlos SainzFerrari
7Pierre GaslyAlpine
8Esteban OconAlpine
9Oscar PiastriMcLaren
10Fernando AlonsoAston Martin
11Sergio Perez*Red Bull
12Valtteri BottasSauber
13Nico HulkenbergHaas
14Lance StrollAston Martin
15Guanyu ZhouSauber
16Kevin MagnussenHaas
17Yuki TsunodaRB
18Daniel RicciardoRB
19Logan Sargeant*Williams
20Alexander Albon*Williams

Starting Grid Penalties

Sergio Perez was given a three-place grid penalty for race in Barcelona for driving an unsafe car during the 2024 Canadian Grand Prix. Logan Sargeant also had a three-place grid penalty for impeding Stroll during Qualifying in Barcelona. Finally, Alex Albon will start from the pit lane after changing elements of his power unit in Parc Fermé.

  • Sergio Perez – 3-place grid penalty
  • Logan Sargeant – 3-place grid penalty
  • Alex Albon – Required to start from the pit lane – Car modified whilst under Parc Fermé conditions
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