Charles Leclerc, Ferrari, Spa-Francorchamps, 2023

2023 Belgian Grand Prix grid

2023 Belgian Grand Prix

Posted on

| Written by

Charles Leclerc has taken pole position for the Belgian Grand Prix for Ferrari ahead of Sergio Perez and Lewis Hamilton.

Row 11. (16) Charles Leclerc 1’46.988
Ferrari SF-23
2. (11) Sergio Perez 1’47.045
Red Bull-Honda RBPT RB19
Row 23. (44) Lewis Hamilton 1’47.087
Mercedes W14
4. (55) Carlos Sainz Jnr 1’47.152
Ferrari SF-23
Row 35. (81) Oscar Piastri 1’47.365
McLaren-Mercedes MCL60
6. (1) Max Verstappen 1’46.168
Red Bull-Honda RBPT RB19
Row 47. (4) Lando Norris 1’47.669
McLaren-Mercedes MCL60
8. (63) George Russell 1’47.805
Mercedes W14
Row 59. (14) Fernando Alonso 1’47.843
Aston Martin-Mercedes AMR23
10. (18) Lance Stroll 1’48.841
Aston Martin-Mercedes AMR23
Row 611. (22) Yuki Tsunoda 1’53.148
AlphaTauri-Honda RBPT AT04
12. (10) Pierre Gasly 1’53.671
Alpine-Renault A523
Row 713. (77) Valtteri Bottas 1’54.694
Alfa Romeo-Ferrari C43
14. (31) Esteban Ocon 1’56.372
Alpine-Renault A523
Row 815. (23) Alexander Albon 2’00.314
Williams-Mercedes FW45
16. (20) Kevin Magnussen 1’54.160
Haas-Ferrari VF-23
Row 917. (24) Zhou Guanyu 2’00.832
Alfa Romeo-Ferrari C43
18. (2) Logan Sargeant 2’01.535
Williams-Mercedes FW45
Row 1019. (3) Daniel Ricciardo 2’02.159
AlphaTauri-Honda RBPT AT04
20. (27) Nico Hulkenberg 2’03.166
Haas-Ferrari VF-23


Max Verstappen: Five-place grid penalty for exceeding his allocation of gearbox components
Kevin Magnussen: Three-place grid penalty for impeding Charles Leclerc
Nico Hulkenberg: Pit lane start due to change of set-up

Advert | Become a RaceFans supporter and go ad-free

Author information

Keith Collantine
Lifelong motor sport fan Keith set up RaceFans in 2005 - when it was originally called F1 Fanatic. Having previously worked as a motoring...

Got a potential story, tip or enquiry? Find out more about RaceFans and contact us here.

13 comments on “2023 Belgian Grand Prix grid”

  1. So P6 for Max as I predicted & most likely a victory with Checo taking the lead into Les Combes.

    1. That was a great lap by Verstappen to be fair. I think he’ll absolutely destroy Checo and the rest of the field in the race though. I think he’d still win starting from the back with no safety car help!

      1. easy, easy. Spa is long enough that he can pick up positions with DRS one lap after the other with this car.

        1. Yeah, another Verstappen win seems at least a likely outcome @jerejj, I have to agree with @slowmo and Edvaldo

      2. Too bad he didn’t get knocked out in q2, he was 10th, so was close to happening: if it happened he’d have been 16th, making things more interesting, but probably a repeat of 2022.

  2. If he isn’t leading by lap 5 it’s a massive surprise.

    A second quicker than everyone in the middle sector, cost cap working well.

    1. Yellow Baron
      28th July 2023, 17:58

      Hopefully they actually race max hard to give a good race. Mind it womt be easy to defend with the fia’s lazy implementation of drs.

  3. Red Bull probably only keeps Perez there to claim that the cars are leveled, that Max is the one with a .9s of extra speed into him, just like Alonso used to say that the had brought .7s to Mclaren on him back in 07 lol.

  4. RBR again 1s faster than the rest. meh

    1. Only 1 of them…

      1. You obviously look at the best driver to gauge the potential of the car, you can also put one of us in the red bull and we’ll be 30 sec off, but you don’t average our time with verstappen’s, you take the best time.

  5. Blue flags before the first corner? LOL

  6. Hopefully it’ll be dry enough for a decent uninterrupted race, but not quite dry enough for DRS…

Comments are closed.