Max Verstappen, Red Bull, Red Bull Ring, 2023

2023 Austrian Grand Prix grid

2023 Austrian Grand Prix

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Max Verstappen has taken pole position for the Austrian Grand Prix for Red Bull ahead of Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz Jnr.

Row 11. (1) Max Verstappen 1’04.391
Red Bull-Honda RBPT RB19
2. (16) Charles Leclerc 1’04.439
Ferrari SF-23
Row 23. (55) Carlos Sainz Jnr 1’04.581
Ferrari SF-23
4. (4) Lando Norris 1’04.658
McLaren-Mercedes MCL60
Row 35. (44) Lewis Hamilton 1’04.819
Mercedes W14
6. (18) Lance Stroll 1’04.893
Aston Martin-Mercedes AMR23
Row 47. (14) Fernando Alonso 1’04.911
Aston Martin-Mercedes AMR23
8. (27) Nico Hulkenberg 1’05.090
Haas-Ferrari VF-23
Row 59. (10) Pierre Gasly 1’05.170
Alpine-Renault A523
10. (23) Alexander Albon 1’05.823
Williams-Mercedes FW45
Row 611. (63) George Russell 1’05.428
Mercedes W14
12. (31) Esteban Ocon 1’05.453
Alpine-Renault A523
Row 713. (81) Oscar Piastri 1’05.605
McLaren-Mercedes MCL60
14. (77) Valtteri Bottas 1’05.680
Alfa Romeo-Ferrari C43
Row 815. (11) Sergio Perez 2’06.688
Red Bull-Honda RBPT RB19
16. (22) Yuki Tsunoda 1’05.784
AlphaTauri-Honda RBPT AT04
Row 917. (24) Zhou Guanyu 1’05.818
Alfa Romeo-Ferrari C43
18. (2) Logan Sargeant 1’05.948
Williams-Mercedes FW45
Row 1019. (20) Kevin Magnussen 1’05.971
Haas-Ferrari VF-23
20. (21) Nyck de Vries 1’05.974
AlphaTauri-Honda RBPT AT04


Magnussen: Pit lane start due to set-up changes
De Vries: Pit lane start due to set-up changes

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19 comments on “2023 Austrian Grand Prix grid”

  1. A track limits galore, but ultimately, Checo is the biggest flop among all.
    Four times total, three in Q2, lol.

    1. Yes, wanted to correct the commentators but couldn’t, that was really bad from crofty: when perez went out he said he got 2 laptimes deleted, so he must have a terrible memory: first both red bull drivers got the lap time deleted, then both did slow laps and only perez got it deleted, then perez went out alone and got it deleted, it seemed weird he had gained so much over the lap.

  2. Perez has regressed to a level worse than last year.
    What a pathetic showing. Worst driver of the day by a landslide.

  3. Fastest car – 15min and he can’t do a singe lap within the lines. What a waste!

  4. Perez officially confirmed as 2019 Gasly and 2020 Albon. Bye Bye Checo Hi Hi Daniel?

    1. Unlike back then, atm they don’t need a good 2nd driver, so perez is getting a free pass.

  5. Track limits are annoying, but if you would get get a green check mark, immediately after every lap, to know if it was ok or not (with a replay here and there), it would take away a lot of the frustration.

    1. Good point, it takes too long for them to delete laps, should be instant.

  6. So will there be driver changes during the summer break? Checo, Yuki, …

    1. @jimfromus Yuki? He isn’t under threat like his teammate.

    2. I’d love to see what Max could do with the Alpha Tauri.

  7. Perez should be swapped out this weekend, tonight in fact. So dire it’s becoming insulting to watch. How on earth is constantly going out in Q2 justifiable in the fastest car on the grid? This is supposed to be the pinnacle of motorsport. Clearly he can’t hack it.

    1. Also he’s not driving very logically, what need is there to set purple sectors and match verstappen in q2 in a “banker” lap? He could go 3 tenths slower, but he had to push and exceed track limits.

      1. 100% agree! He’s just not smart enough of a driver..

  8. And now the weekend becomes irrelevant for a day.

    See you on Sunday because tomorrows action doesn’t exist for me.

    1. Could even rain, seems very interesting to me if it does, and even if it doesn’t I prefer it over a practice session, as they’re both competitive.

    2. competitive sessions*

  9. Maybe the Bull’s Red Ring is better suited to sprint races than practice & qualifying. You can’t delete a lap in a sprint race (can you?)
    Time to take away the massive kerbs and fluffy fake grass outside them.

    1. @bullfrog Drivers can get lap times deleted in race sessions, mostly to ensure that they don’t set the fastest lap while exceeding trap limits. The lap itself still counts towards the overall race distance, of course.

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