Charles Leclerc leads team-mate Carlos Sainz as Ferrari take shock one-two; world champion Max Verstappen third however faces post-session investigation for blocking pit lane exit; watch Sunday’s race dwell on Sky Sports activities F1 at 8pm, with build-up from 6:30pm
Final Up to date: 28/10/23 11:25pm
Charles Leclerc led team-mate Carlos Sainz in a shock Ferrari front-row lockout after a chaotic Mexico Metropolis Grand Prix qualifying session.
World champion Max Verstappen appeared primed to take pole for Crimson Bull after impressing in Q1 and Q2, however the Dutchman may solely handle third after the Ferraris got here from nowhere to surge to the highest of the timesheet.
Leclerc delivered a 1:17.166 on his first run in Q3 to go 0.067 clear on Sainz, and, regardless of neither Ferrari having the ability to go faster on their second run, Verstappen’s enchancment on his closing flying lap was not sufficient to gatecrash the entrance row.
Verstappen faces a nervous wait earlier than his third place on the grid is confirmed, with the stewards investigating him for blocking the pit lane exit throughout a chaotic finale to Q1.
AlphaTauri’s Daniel Ricciardo produced one of the best second thus far of his return to System 1, making a press release by beating Crimson Bull’s Sergio Perez to fourth on the Mexican’s house race.
Lewis Hamilton took sixth however can be underneath investigation, for not slowing down underneath yellow flags on the finish of Q1, and also will meet the stewards after the session.
Oscar Piastri took seventh for McLaren, however the crew will probably be left vastly dissatisfied after poor execution led to a shock Q1 exit for Lando Norris.
George Russell, who can be underneath investigation for failing to remain throughout the most delta time on a Q1 out-lap, took eighth forward of Alfa Romeo duo Valtteri Bottas and Zhou Guanyu.
Mexico Metropolis GP Qualifying end result
1) Charles Leclerc, Ferrari
2) Carlos Sainz, Ferrari
3) Max Verstappen, Crimson Bull
4) Daniel Ricciardo, AlphaTauri
5) Sergio Perez, Crimson Bull
6) Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes
7) Oscar Piastri, McLaren
8) George Russell, Mercedes
9) Valtteri Bottas, Alfa Romeo
10) Zhou Guanyu, Alfa Romeo
Extra to observe…
When to observe the Mexico Metropolis GP dwell solely on Sky Sports activities F1
6.30pm: Grand Prix Sunday Mexico Metropolis GP build-up (additionally on Sky Sports activities Fundamental Occasion)
8pm: The MEXICO CITY GRAND PRIX (additionally on Sky Sports activities Fundamental Occasion)
10pm: Chequered Flag: Mexico Metropolis GP
F1 is in Mexico for the center leg of the Americas triple header. Watch the entire Mexico Metropolis Grand Prix weekend dwell on Sky Sports activities F1, with Sunday’s race at 8pm. Stream F1 on Sky Sports with NOW