Max Verstappen, Red Bull, Circuit de Catalunya, 2023

2023 Spanish Grand Prix grid

2023 Spanish Grand Prix

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Max Verstappen has taken provisional pole position for the Spanish Grand Prix for Red Bull ahead of Carlos Sainz Jnr and Lando Norris.

Row 11. (1) Max Verstappen 1’12.272
Red Bull-Honda RBPT RB19
2. (55) Carlos Sainz Jnr 1’12.734
Ferrari SF-23
Row 23. (4) Lando Norris 1’12.792
McLaren-Mercedes MCL60
4. (44) Lewis Hamilton 1’12.818
Mercedes W14
Row 35. (18) Lance Stroll 1’12.994
Aston Martin-Mercedes AMR23
6. (31) Esteban Ocon 1’13.083
Alpine-Renault A523
Row 47. (27) Nico Hulkenberg 1’13.229
Haas-Ferrari VF-23
8. (14) Fernando Alonso 1’13.507
Aston Martin-Mercedes AMR23
Row 59. (81) Oscar Piastri 1’13.682
McLaren-Mercedes MCL60
10. (10) Pierre Gasly 1’12.816
Alpine-Renault A523
Row 611. (11) Sergio Perez 1’13.334
Red Bull-Honda RBPT RB19
12. (63) George Russell 1’13.447
Mercedes W14
Row 713. (24) Zhou Guanyu 1’13.521
Alfa Romeo-Ferrari C43
14. (21) Nyck de Vries 1’14.083
AlphaTauri-Honda RBPT AT04
Row 815. (22) Yuki Tsunoda 1’14.477
AlphaTauri-Honda RBPT AT04
16. (77) Valtteri Bottas 1’13.977
Alfa Romeo-Ferrari C43
Row 917. (20) Kevin Magnussen 1’14.042
Haas-Ferrari VF-23
18. (23) Alexander Albon 1’14.063
Williams-Mercedes FW45
Row 1019. (16) Charles Leclerc 1’14.079
Ferrari SF-23
20. (2) Logan Sargeant 1’14.699
Williams-Mercedes FW45


Gasly: Three-place grid penalty for impeding Sainz and three-place penalty for impeding Verstappen

Leclerc: Pit lane start due to set-up changes

Sargeant: Pit lane start due to set-up changes

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5 comments on “2023 Spanish Grand Prix grid”

  1. Maybe all the hate/curses Ferrari got in the early 2000s is still on top of them.

  2. Red-flagging for a car that didn’t stay stationary long was entirely pointless.
    Not the first time race control has been unnecessarily hasty with red-flagging in qualifying or a practice session instead of waiting 5-10 seconds to be sure whether a driver can continue quickly or not.
    Far from rocket science, yet they seemingly never learn.
    I wonder if they’ll use the same argument as in Jeddah, i.e., temporarily losing track of a single car somehow.
    Alonso’s floor damage was evident, so unfortunate that he couldn’t achieve anything better, but a good final lap for Norris & Gasly, allbeit the latter will most certainly drop to P10 with 2x 3-place grid penalties.
    Lack of spacial awareness seemed to be a thing today, with not only him, but also Russell falling for this easily unavoidable error.
    Otherwise, Leclerc, Russell, & Perez were surprisingly slow, so either something was wrong with their cars or just plain slow.

    1. ‘albeit’

    2. I think/hope that the red flag was for all the gravel on the track at a dangerous turn. If they really red flagged it for a car that barely even stopped before getting underway then something needs to be reviewed in their procedures.

  3. So Gasly will probably get at least 3 spots penalty and more likely 6 places???

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