2024 Miami Grand Prix - Qualifying Results & Summary

Saturday, 04 May 2024 at 23:34
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Max Verstappen achieved his sixth consecutive pole position during the 2024 Miami Grand Prix qualifying at Miami International Autodrome.
Daniel Ricciardo had an incredible start to the 2024 Miami Grand Prix weekend. He placed his car on P4 in the qualifying sprint and delivered the P4 home after the sprint race.
However, the Honey Badger wasn't able to maintain the same level of performance going into the Grand Prix qualifying. He was only fast enough for P18, and with a 3-place grid penalty from the Chinese Grand Prix, the Australian driver will have to start dead last.
Along with him, two Sauber drivers, Kevin Magnussen and hometown hero Logan Sargeant, weren't quick enough to advance to the next part of qualifying.
Alex Albon had a bit of a moment in Q2 when he almost crashed his car in the turn number 17. He went too deep and almost collided with the wall outside of the turn, but stopped his car just in time and then had to reverse.
The Williams driver later couldn't put in a quick enough time, which meant he was out of Q2, along with two Alpine and, surprisingly, two Aston Martin drivers.
This was the first time this year that Fernando Alonso didn't make it into Q3 and the second time during the weekend at Miami International Autodrome that he was outperformed by his teammate Lance Stroll.
When Charles Leclerc beat Max Verstappen's best time in Q2, it looked like we might see a different Grand Prix pole-sitter for the first time this season, but in the end, the Monegaque driver couldn't improve on his time as much as the triple World Champion.
Carlos Sainz completed the top three, followed by Sergio Perez and two McLaren drivers- who didn't quite deliver on the expectations that they set during the Sprint Qualifying.
Lando Norris even tried medium compound tires in the final run of Q2 and the first run of Q3. Mercedes took note of the 24-year-old's experiment and went on medium tires for their final run in Q3.
In fact, the German team used all of their soft compound tires, so they had no other choice. Lewis Hamilton and George Russell then couldn't improve their times and will start the race from P8 to P9.
Nico Hulkenberg and Yuki Tsunoda couldn't match the pace of much faster cars in Q3, but they will be happy with their starting position for the race on Sunday. Yet again, they have a great opportunity to bring home some valuable points for their teams.

2024 Miami Grand Prix - Qualifying Results

1Max VerstappenRed Bull Racing1:27.6891:27.5661:27.241
2Charles LeclercFerrari1:28.0811:27.5331:27.382
3Carlos Sainz Jr.Ferrari1:27.9371:27.9411:27.455
4Sergio PerezRed Bull Racing1:27.7721:27.8391:27.460
5Lando NorrisMcLaren1:27.9131:27.8711:27.594
6Oscar PiastriMcLaren1:28.0321:27.7211:27.675
7George RussellMercedes1:28.1591:28.0951:28.067
8Lewis HamiltonMercedes1:28.1671:27.6971:28.107
9Nico HulkenbergHaas F1 Team1:28.3831:28.2001:28.146
10Yuki TsunodaRB1:28.3241:28.1671:28.192
11Lance StrollAston Martin1:28.1771:28.222
12Pierre GaslyAlpine1:27.9761:28.324
13Esteban OconAlpine1:28.2091:28.371
14Alexander AlbonWilliams1:28.3431:28.413
15Fernando AlonsoAston Martin1:28.4531:28.427
16Valtteri BottasSauber1:28.463
17Logan SargeantWilliams1:28.487
18Daniel RicciardoRB1:28.617
19Kevin MagnussenHaas F1 Team1:28.619
20Guanyu ZhouSauber1:28.824