Verstappen, also untouchable in Miami with heads and tails for Sainz and Alonso!


The Dutch pilot Max Verstappen He has also achieved the ‘pole-position’ of Miami Grand Prixthe 38th of his career, with heads and tails for the Spaniard Carlos Sainz (3rd) and Fernando Alonso (15th) in qualification.

The three-time world champion added his seventh straight pole position, including six this season in F1 World Cupa competition that continues to dominate the will at the wheel of a red bull currently inaccessible to its rivals.

After starting Saturday in the best way, with victory in the sprint race, Verstappen will clearly be the big favorite again this Sunday (10:00 pm) to win the big Miami GP race and consolidate his leadership in 2024 in which only one victory eluded him, that of Sainz Australia.

The Spanish driver will start third after a consistent qualification for Ferrari, also confirmed by his teammate, Charles Leclercsecond in Q3, 0″141 behind Verstappen. Sainz finished 0″214.

The two Ferraris intervened between the two Red Bulls and, therefore, are emerging as the main stones in the shoes of the Austrian team. The Mexican Czech Perez He finished 4th and will join Carlos Sainz on the second row of the grid, ready to fight on Sunday for the podium, which will be his fourth of the season after the victory in Australia and the third place taken in Bahrain and Japanese.

instead, Fernando Alonsoone of those affected by the impulsive departure of Lewis Hamilton in the sprint race that finally relegated him to 17th place, he was also unlucky later in the qualifying round. In fact, the man from Oviedo was about to say goodbye to Q1 when he set the 15th and final time to enter Q2 (1’28″453): Alonso barely survived by 10 thousandths of a second. Valtteri Bottas16th and the first of those deleted.

These bad signs were confirmed in Q2 for Fernando, who for the first time this season did not qualify in the top 10 to fight for pole position: the 42-year-old Spanish driver finished 15th and left in Q3 for the first time. this season. Your partner in Aston Martin, Lance Strolling (11th), also fell in Q2.

Alonso’s fall contrasts with the Asturian’s good performance last year in Miami, when he started second on the starting grid and climbed to the podium in Sunday’s race (3rd), behind the almost untouchable Red Bull, Max Verstappen and Czech Perez.

Anyone not saved in Q1 is Daniel Ricciardowho experienced in just a few hours the greatest joy of the season with the great disappointment of being left out of Q1 after finishing 18th when the car went a little too far on a curve in his last attempt at a fast lap.

The Australian was the great revelation of the sprint race by finishing in 4th place and adding his first five points of the year on the RB wheel, but that shot of adrenaline melted like sugar in coffee in qualifying , a sign that circuit Miami has its pitfalls.

Source: La Verdad


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