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2023 F1 Mexico GP qualifying outcomes: Leclerc takes pole

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Leclerc will begin forward of his team-mate Carlos Sainz and Purple Bull’s Max Verstappen after the one-hour qualifying session, which is break up into three segments with 5 vehicles every being knocked out in Q1 and Q2 earlier than the top-10 shootout of Q3.

Mexico Grand Prix grid: Leclerc on pole from Sainz

What occurred in Mexico Grand Prix Q1?

Verstappen set the tempo at 1m18.099s however was put beneath investigation for impeding vehicles on the finish of the pitlane, as was George Russell in his Mercedes – whereas Lewis Hamilton was reported for not slowing his Mercedes sufficient beneath yellows.

The tip of the session was fairly the mess, as Fernando Alonso spun his Aston Martin at Flip 3 and prompted a yellow flag.

Falling on the first hurdle have been Esteban Ocon (Alpine), Kevin Magnussen (Haas), Lance Stroll (Aston Martin), Lando Norris (McLaren) and Williams driver Logan Sargeant (whose laps have been deleted).

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Lando Norris, McLaren MCL60

Mexico Grand Prix Q1 outcomes: Verstappen quickest from Piastri

Cla Driver  Automobile / Engine   Time   Delay   Laps 
1 Max Verstappen Purple Bull/Honda RBPT 1’18.099   6
81 Oscar Piastri McLaren/Mercedes 1’18.241 0.142 6
3 Daniel Ricciardo AlphaTauri/Honda RBPT 1’18.341 0.242 3
16 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1’18.401 0.302 5
77 Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo/Ferrari 1’18.429 0.330 5
11 Sergio Pérez Purple Bull/Honda RBPT 1’18.553 0.454 6
44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1’18.677 0.578 6
55 Carlos Sainz Jr. Ferrari 1’18.755 0.656 5
23 Alexander Albon Williams/Mercedes 1’18.828 0.729 6
10  14 Fernando Alonso Aston Martin/Mercedes 1’18.848 0.749 8
11  22 Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri/Honda RBPT 1’18.890 0.791 7
12  63 George Russell Mercedes 1’18.893 0.794 7
13  10 Pierre Gasly Alpine/Renault 1’18.945 0.846 9
14  27 Nico Hülkenberg Haas/Ferrari 1’18.969 0.870 6
15  24 Zhou Guanyu Alfa Romeo/Ferrari 1’19.016 0.917 6
16  31 Esteban Ocon Alpine/Renault 1’19.080 0.981 6
17  20 Kevin Magnussen Haas/Ferrari 1’19.163 1.064 9
18  18 Lance Stroll Aston Martin/Mercedes 1’19.227 1.128 9
19  4 Lando Norris McLaren/Mercedes 1’21.554 3.455 6
–  2 Logan Sargeant Williams/Mercedes 6

What occurred in Mexico Grand Prix Q2?

Verstappen set the tempo his first run of 1m17.625s and sat out the remainder of the session, so Hamilton pipped him by 0.054s along with his ultimate lap.

Knocked out at this level have been Pierre Gasly (Alpine), Nico Hulkenberg (Haas), Alonso, Alex Albon (Williams – who misplaced a top-nine time on account of monitor limits) and Yuki Tsunoda (AlphaTauri – who will begin on the again on account of engine change penalties).

Alex Albon, Williams Racing

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Alex Albon, Williams Racing

Mexico Grand Prix Q2 outcomes: Hamilton quickest from Verstappen

Cla Driver  Automobile / Engine   Time   Delay   Laps 
44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1’17.571   6
1 Max Verstappen Purple Bull/Honda RBPT 1’17.625 0.054 3
63 George Russell Mercedes 1’17.673 0.102 6
3 Daniel Ricciardo AlphaTauri/Honda RBPT 1’17.706 0.135 6
81 Oscar Piastri McLaren/Mercedes 1’17.874 0.303 6
16 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1’17.901 0.330 6
77 Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo/Ferrari 1’18.016 0.445 6
11 Sergio Pérez Purple Bull/Honda RBPT 1’18.124 0.553 4
55 Carlos Sainz Jr. Ferrari 1’18.382 0.811 6
10  24 Zhou Guanyu Alfa Romeo/Ferrari 1’18.440 0.869 6
11  10 Pierre Gasly Alpine/Renault 1’18.521 0.950 6
12  27 Nico Hülkenberg Haas/Ferrari 1’18.524 0.953 6
13  14 Fernando Alonso Aston Martin/Mercedes 1’18.738 1.167 6
14  23 Alexander Albon Williams/Mercedes 6
15  22 Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri/Honda RBPT 4

What occurred in Mexico Grand Prix Q3?

On the primary runs, Leclerc leapt to the pinnacle of the sector with a lap of 1m17.166s from Sainz, with Verstappen a tenth off the Ferraris.

On the ultimate runs, the Ferraris didn’t enhance however though Verstappen produced 1m17.263s, he stayed third.

AlphaTauri’s Daniel Ricciardo will begin fourth, simply pipping the second Purple Bull of Sergio Perez, Hamilton, Oscar Piastri (McLaren), Russell and the Alfa Romeos of Valtteri Bottas and Zhou Guanyu.

Charles Leclerc, Ferrari SF-23

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Charles Leclerc, Ferrari SF-23

Mexico Grand Prix Q3 outcomes: Leclerc takes pole

Cla Driver  Automobile / Engine   Time   Delay   Laps 
16 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1’17.166   6
55 Carlos Sainz Jr. Ferrari 1’17.233 0.067 6
1 Max Verstappen Purple Bull/Honda RBPT 1’17.263 0.097 6
3 Daniel Ricciardo AlphaTauri/Honda RBPT 1’17.382 0.216 6
11 Sergio Pérez Purple Bull/Honda RBPT 1’17.423 0.257 6
44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1’17.454 0.288 6
81 Oscar Piastri McLaren/Mercedes 1’17.623 0.457 6
63 George Russell Mercedes 1’17.674 0.508 6
77 Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo/Ferrari 1’18.032 0.866 6
10  24 Zhou Guanyu Alfa Romeo/Ferrari 1’18.050 0.884 3



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