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Max Verstappen conquers pole in a dominant way, Fernando Alonso qualifies spectacularly on the front row

After rain during the last practice session, the drivers also got rain during qualifying. Weather conditions that are very treacherous and which would therefore also make for an exciting qualifying.

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Visibility is very limited, especially when you drive behind another car as a driver, as can be seen from the image below at the start-finish area.

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Both Aston Martin drivers were eliminated in Q1. The result of a set-up that is completely focused on the dry weather forecast for tomorrow’s race? Despite his fifth time, Charles Leclerc also called it quits after Q1, the Monegask has to take place at the very back of the starting grid due to his grid penalty.

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During the second qualifying part, several drivers immediately opted for the intermediates. Alex Albon pushed straight on during a fast run but was able to continue his way.

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That could not be said of Sergio Perez moments later. Max Verstappen’s Mexican teammate pushed straight into the Tecpro barriers. Perez’s qualifying was over and he also caused a red flag.

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After Q2 resumed we had an exciting battle for a place in the last ten drivers. The lap times dropped and in the end it was Max Verstappen who was the fastest.

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It promised to be a very exciting and treacherous battle for pole position in Q3. After all, the circuit gradually dried up, but there were also some very wet parts.

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After the first fast runs it was Max Verstappen who claimed a provisional pole position. However, the riders came in with a few minutes to go for a new set of tires. George Russell even came in for dry weather tires but the Brit paid for it immediately with a spin and trip through the grass.

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Max Verstappen, however, improved his best time again and the Dutchman took pole position, ahead of a surprising Fernando Alonso who qualified spectacularly on the front row in the Alpine.

1 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:32.219s 1:23.746s 1:21.299s

2 Fernando Alonso Alpine 1:32.277s 1:24.848s 1:21.944s

3 Carlos Sainz Ferrari 1:32.781s 1:25.197s 1:22.096s

4 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:33.841s 1:25.543s 1:22.891s

5 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1:32.957s 1:26.254s 1:22.960s

6 Mick Schumacher Haas 1:33.707s 1:25.684s 1:23.356s

7 Esteban Ocon Alpine 1:33.012s 1:26.135s 1:23.529s

8 George Russell Mercedes 1:33.160s 1:24.950s 1:23.557s

9 Daniel Ricciardo McLaren 1:33.636s 1:26.375s 1:23.749s

10 Zhou Guanyu Alfa Romeo 1:33.692s 1:26.116s 1:24.030s

11 Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo 1:33.689s 1:26.788s

12 Alexander Albon Williams 1:34.047s 1:26.858s

13 Sergio Pérez Red Bull 1:33.929s 1:33.127s

14 Lando Norris McLaren 1:34.066s -s

15 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:33.008s

16 Pierre Gasly AlphaTauri 1: 34,492s

17 Sebastian Vettel Aston Martin 1:34.512s

18 Lance Stroll Aston Martin 1:35.532s

19 Nicholas Latifi Williams 1:35.660s

20 Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri 1: 36.575s

More F1 news:Lewis Hamilton: “It’s disastrous, nothing seems to work on our car”FIA: “Disqualification for non-compliance with new rules against porpoising”Max Verstappen: “Not fair to adjust regulations during the F1 season”Strong criticism of Lewis Hamilton: “He is the big ‘loser’ this F1 season”Max Verstappen had almost given up world title this season: “I thought it was lost”

(F1journaal.be)

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