Max Verstappen, Red Bull, Interlagos, 2023

2023 Brazilian Grand Prix grid

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Max Verstappen has taken pole position for the Brazilian Grand Prix for Red Bull ahead of Charles Leclerc and Lance Stroll.

Row 1 1. (1) Max Verstappen 1’10.727
Red Bull-Honda RBPT RB19
2. (16) Charles Leclerc 1’11.021
Ferrari SF-23
Row 2 3. (18) Lance Stroll 1’11.344
Aston Martin-Mercedes AMR23
4. (14) Fernando Alonso 1’11.387
Aston Martin-Mercedes AMR23
Row 3 5. (44) Lewis Hamilton 1’11.469
Mercedes W14
6. (4) Lando Norris 1’11.987
McLaren-Mercedes MCL60
Row 4 7. (55) Carlos Sainz Jnr 1’11.989
Ferrari SF-23
8. (63) George Russell 1’11.590
Mercedes W14
Row 5 9. (11) Sergio Perez 1’12.321
Red Bull-Honda RBPT RB19
10. (81) Oscar Piastri No time
McLaren-Mercedes MCL60
Row 6 11. (27) Nico Hulkenberg 1’10.547
Haas-Ferrari VF-23
12. (20) Kevin Magnussen 1’10.723
Haas-Ferrari VF-23
Row 7 13. (23) Alexander Albon 1’10.840
Williams-Mercedes FW45
14. (31) Esteban Ocon 1’10.562
Alpine-Renault A523
Row 8 15. (10) Pierre Gasly 1’10.567
Alpine-Renault A523
16. (22) Yuki Tsunoda 1’10.837
AlphaTauri-Honda RBPT AT04
Row 9 17. (3) Daniel Ricciardo 1’10.843
AlphaTauri-Honda RBPT AT04
18. (77) Valtteri Bottas 1’10.955
Alfa Romeo-Ferrari C43
Row 10 19. (2) Logan Sargeant 1’11.035
Williams-Mercedes FW45
20. (24) Zhou Guanyu 1’11.275
Alfa Romeo-Ferrari C43


Russell: Two-place grid penalty for impeding
Ocon: Two-place grid penalty for impeding
Gasly: Two-place grid penalty for impeding

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10 comments on “2023 Brazilian Grand Prix grid”

  1. Deja vu from last season’s Q3 & what a sky sight.
    Stroll got lucky twice, but a good starting position for the race anyway & faster than Alonso on merit.

  2. Stroll the rainmaster. If Ecclestone had gotten his way with the sprinklers, we’d all been praising Stroll as a top driver.

    1. Not that it actually was raining, but according to Charles the conditions were somehow similar to if it was.

      1. I think the cool temperatures coupled with the wind worsened the grip.

  3. Red Bull did Perez dirty today. It was going to be tight to set a time before it started raining. And what did they do? Released him the last and he had to lift due to Piastri going off track.
    A top 3 finish was easily within his grasp today, but maybe they’re trying something different.

    1. Based on what you’re supporting your statement?

      I heard Checo’s interview an he did not blame the team. Also, the driver is mainly the one who makes the call.

      Also, Max says hi from Monaco last year…things happen.

      Lando and Piastri got screwed, so based on your logic, does McLaren want to get rid of both of their driver too?

      McLaren looked like they could have gotten pole.

      1. did i hit a nerve? why you got so rattled about this?

        1. How am I rattled?

          I asked a legit question without being rude. Just using simple logic and facts.

          But I guess is my bad for trying to sparkle a thought provoking convo…

          Anyways, have a great weekend!

    2. Perez does not need RB to get dirty, he throws himself out in the dirt every single race weekend. A top 3 finish would in fact have been within grasp of ANYONE in that car, except Perez.

    3. Max seemed to have been on the ball and pushed his team to put him out ASAP. It’s only unfair to Checo if he did the same and the team didn’t let him go, but I see no evidence of that.

      In general, Perez seems to go out later than Max, so he probably prefers that.

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