Max Verstappen, Red Bull, Suzuka, 2023

2023 Japanese Grand Prix grid

Formula 1

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Max Verstappen has taken pole position for the Japanese Grand Prix for Red Bull ahead of Oscar Piastri and Lando Norris.

Row 1 1. (1) Max Verstappen 1’28.877
Red Bull-Honda RBPT RB19
2. (81) Oscar Piastri 1’29.458
McLaren-Mercedes MCL60
Row 2 3. (4) Lando Norris 1’29.493
McLaren-Mercedes MCL60
4. (16) Charles Leclerc 1’29.542
Ferrari SF-23
Row 3 5. (11) Sergio Perez 1’29.650
Red Bull-Honda RBPT RB19
6. (55) Carlos Sainz Jnr 1’29.850
Ferrari SF-23
Row 4 7. (44) Lewis Hamilton 1’29.908
Mercedes W14
8. (63) George Russell 1’30.219
Mercedes W14
Row 5 9. (22) Yuki Tsunoda 1’30.303
AlphaTauri-Honda RBPT AT04
10. (14) Fernando Alonso 1’30.560
Aston Martin-Mercedes AMR23
Row 6 11. (40) Liam Lawson 1’30.508
AlphaTauri-Honda RBPT AT04
12. (10) Pierre Gasly 1’30.509
Alpine-Renault A523
Row 7 13. (23) Alexander Albon 1’30.537
Williams-Mercedes FW45
14. (31) Esteban Ocon 1’30.586
Alpine-Renault A523
Row 8 15. (20) Kevin Magnussen 1’30.665
Haas-Ferrari VF-23
16. (77) Valtteri Bottas 1’31.049
Alfa Romeo-Ferrari C43
Row 9 17. (18) Lance Stroll 1’31.181
Aston Martin-Mercedes AMR23
18. (27) Nico Hulkenberg 1’31.299
Haas-Ferrari VF-23
Row 10 19. (24) Zhou Guanyu 1’31.398
Alfa Romeo-Ferrari C43
20. (2) Logan Sargeant No time
Williams-Mercedes FW45

Penalties

Sargeant: Granted permission to start after failing to set a time within 107% of the fastest lap in Q1. Required to start from the pit lane due to change of component specifications.

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