2024 Canadian Grand Prix – Qualifying results (Montreal)

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Sergio Perez in qualifying in Canada. F1 results

Sergio Perez was the big name to go out in Q1 in Montréal qualifying.

The grid has been set for the Canadian Grand Prix, and here are the results from the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.

There were big-name early exits from qualifying, with Sergio Perez being knocked out in Q1 and the Ferrari duo of Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz eliminated in Q2.

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With the threat of rain placed at 80% in the session, it was unsurprising to see every driver want to put in as many laps as possible throughout Q1 – and that led to plenty of traffic as a result, with the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve not leaving much room for manoeuvre.

From the expected front-runners, Sergio Perez and Oscar Piastri were both at threat of going out at the end of Q1, but while Piastri was able to climb out of trouble, Perez was not – getting knocked out in Q1 for the second race in a row while his team-mate topped the first part of qualifying.

Q2 started with the rain beginning to fall, so the drivers took to the track to give as much as they could while the track surface was dry, meaning the first laps may well have been crucial.

But the rain held off – for Q2 at least – with only spots falling for the next 15 minutes as the drivers looked to make it into the top 10.

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However, after a flurry of activity and after such a glorious weekend in Monaco last time out, both Ferrari drivers were knocked out at the end of Q2 – with Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz both failing to make it through to the top 10 shootout.

The first runs in Q3 showed the two Mercedes drivers at the front, with George Russell leading Lewis Hamilton – with Hamilton having shown excellent pace in FP3 earlier on Saturday.

Mercedes appeared to have been in the mix for pole all weekend so far, but the true test would come at the final moments as the rain continued to steer clear of the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.

The two McLaren drivers split the Mercedes duo initially, but the shock would come later – as Russell would stay on pole by virtue of a dead heat with Verstappen and, because he set the same time first, he will start on pole on Sunday.

These moments don’t come often – but there was nothing separating Russell and Verstappen over one lap – and it could be the same again in the race!

Results – Canadian Grand Prix qualifying 2024

1 George RUSSELL Mercedes 1:12.000
2 Max VERSTAPPEN Red Bull +0.000
3 Lando NORRIS McLaren +0.021
4 Oscar PIASTRI McLaren +0.103
5 Daniel RICCIARDO RB +0.178
6 Fernando ALONSO Aston Martin +0.228
7 Lewis HAMILTON Mercedes +0.280
8 Yuki TSUNODA RB +0.414
9 Lance STROLL Aston Martin +0.701
10 Alexander ALBON Williams +0.796
11 Charles LECLERC Ferrari 1:12.691
12 Carlos SAINZ Ferrari +0.037
13 Logan SARGEANT Williams +0.045
14 Kevin MAGNUSSEN Haas +0.225
15 Pierre GASLY Alpine +0.249
16 Sergio PEREZ Red Bull Racing 1:13.326
17 Valtteri BOTTAS Kick Sauber +0.040
18 Esteban OCON Alpine +0.109
19 Nico HULKENBERG Haas +0.653
20 Guanyu ZHOU Kick Sauber +0.966

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