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Ferrari made the right begin to the ultimate Dash weekend of the 2023 F1 season however there are many query marks about how robust Purple Bull and McLaren are watch Sao Paulo GP qualifying reside tonight at 6pm, with build-up from 5.30pm on Sky Sports activities F1
Final Up to date: 03/11/23 3:52pm
Carlos Sainz led Charles Leclerc in a Ferrari one-two in the one observe session forward of qualifying for the Sao Paulo Grand Prix at 6pm on Friday.
Sainz was one tenth faster than Leclerc as each Ferrari drivers placed on the mushy tyres on the finish of observe to edge out George Russell, who was third however on the mediums.
The opposite main runners together with Lewis Hamilton, the Purple Bulls and McLarens did not full aggressive runs on the medium or mushy tyres so have been down the order.
Everybody went out on the laborious tyres at first of observe, with Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez main a Purple Bull one-two by lower than a tenth from Russell.
Purple Bull targeted on lengthy runs on the laborious tyre, so Verstappen was solely sixteenth and Perez in 18th. Lewis Hamilton ran the hards and mediums but additionally did not get a full qualifying simulation underneath his belt and was simply twelfth behind Fernando Alonso, who suffered a puncture early within the session.
McLaren do not present full hand
On the backside of the ultimate classification have been the McLaren pair of Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri. Coming into the weekend, the Woking-based staff didn’t anticipate to be aggressive in Sao Paulo because of the tight center sector, however they confirmed robust tempo on their incomplete quick runs.
Norris ran the medium tyre however set purple sectors, as did Piastri on the softs. Nevertheless, each drivers deserted their laps and got here into the pit lane once they have been on target to be within the high three.
Nico Hulkenberg, who was fourth for Haas, collided with Norris on the left hander of Flip 12, earlier than the run up the hill to the end line, as he appeared to not see the McLaren driver on his inside.
When to look at the Sao Paulo GP reside solely on Sky Sports activities F1
Friday November 3
- 5.30pm: Sao Paulo GP Qualifying build-up (additionally on Sky Sports activities Predominant Occasion)
6pm: Sao Paulo GP Qualifying (additionally on Sky Sports activities Predominant Occasion)
- 8pm: Ted’s Qualifying Pocket book
Saturday November 4
- 1.30pm: Dash Shootout build-up
- 2pm: Sao Paulo GP Dash Shootout
- 5.30pm: Dash build-up
- 6.30pm: SAO PAULO SPRINT
- 8pm: Ted’s Dash Pocket book
Sunday November 5
- 3.30pm: Grand Prix Sunday: Sao Paulo GP build-up
- 5pm: THE SAO PAULO GRAND PRIX
- 7pm: Chequered Flag: Sao Paulo GP response
- 8pm: Ted’s Pocket book
F1 is in Brazil for the ultimate leg of the Americas triple header and the final Dash weekend of the 2023 season. Watch each session from the Sao Paulo Grand Prix reside on Sky Sports activities F1, with Sunday’s race at 5pm. Stream F1 on Sky Sports with NOW