Max Verstappen, Red Bull, Bahrain International Circuit, 2024

2024 Bahrain Grand Prix grid

Formula 1

Posted on

| Written by

Max Verstappen has taken pole position for the Bahrain Grand Prix for Red Bull ahead of Charles Leclerc and George Russell.

Row 11. (1) Max Verstappen 1’29.179
Red Bull-Honda RBPT RB20
2. (16) Charles Leclerc 1’29.407
Ferrari SF-24
Row 23. (63) George Russell 1’29.485
Mercedes W15
4. (55) Carlos Sainz Jnr 1’29.507
Ferrari SF-24
Row 35. (11) Sergio Perez 1’29.537
Red Bull-Honda RBPT RB20
6. (14) Fernando Alonso 1’29.542
Aston Martin-Mercedes AMR24
Row 47. (4) Lando Norris 1’29.614
McLaren-Mercedes MCL38
8. (81) Oscar Piastri 1’29.683
McLaren-Mercedes MCL38
Row 59. (44) Lewis Hamilton 1’29.710
Mercedes W15
10. (27) Nico Hulkenberg 1’30.502
Haas-Ferrari VF-24
Row 611. (22) Yuki Tsunoda 1’30.129
RB-Honda RBPT 01
12. (18) Lance Stroll 1’30.200
Aston Martin-Mercedes AMR24
Row 713. (23) Alexander Albon 1’30.221
Williams-Mercedes FW46
14. (3) Daniel Ricciardo 1’30.278
RB-Honda RBPT 01
Row 815. (20) Kevin Magnussen 1’30.529
Haas-Ferrari VF-24
16. (77) Valtteri Bottas 1’30.756
Sauber-Ferrari C44
Row 917. (24) Zhou Guanyu 1’30.757
Sauber-Ferrari C44
18. (2) Logan Sargeant 1’30.770
Williams-Mercedes FW46
Row 1019. (31) Esteban Ocon 1’30.793
Alpine-Renault A524
20. (10) Pierre Gasly 1’30.948
Alpine-Renault A524


No penalties announced.


Russell was investigated for failing to observe the race director’s instruction regarding the delta time between the Safety Car lines, but the stewards chose to take no action.

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.

16 comments on “2024 Bahrain Grand Prix grid”

  1. The championship is over !

    1. Top 9 covered by 0.5 secs… I don’t think so…

      1. RBR two tenths clear off Ferrari’s time in qualifying on a circuit friendly to Ferrari. Combine this with their superior race pace, their usual development rate. You can see the disappointment in Leclerc’s face. I’m tuning in for 2026.

        1. Max got a tow from Piastri. Tow is worth 2-3 tenths?

      2. Yellow Baron
        1st March 2024, 18:24

        This is qualifying yknow, the race is tomorrow. Race pace is a while different story

    2. It looks to me that Ferrari has a good chance at the WCC even if the Max -> Ferrari gap stays like this.

      1. Yellow Baron
        1st March 2024, 18:25

        Not with their deficit in tyre wear

    3. +1 another year of RBR boredom

  2. Haas should be delighted.
    Did no one tell Nico that the car rubbish?

    1. He certainly deserves credit

  3. An unsurprising pole position driver & both Alpines out in Q1 is also unsurprising, although Hulkenberg in Q3 is something I didn’t see coming at all.

    1. He’s a good qualifier, I think both he and albon have an outside chance to get into q3 on many races, showing sargeant is still doing terribly.

  4. Get him with DRS on lap 2. Or maybe not.
    Friday qualifying takes me back… there used to be another session on Saturday, best lap from either decided your grid position.

    1. Mmm, I guess that was around back when schumacher was at benetton, wasn’t watching at the time yet.

  5. This almost reads like a 2023 result… hopefully the race shows some indication that it’s a bit closer this year.

    And – which brave journalist asked what Alpine and Sauber are contributing to F1?

  6. Anyone see this?

    Does he not have PR folks who would note you may not want to be proud of a photo with a man who has paid to make allegations of crimes against children go away and a closet nazi?

Comments are closed.