2024 Miami Grand Prix – Qualifying results (Miami International Autodrome)

Thomas Maher
Sergio Perez, Red Bull, 2024 Miami Grand Prix.

Here are the complete results from the 2024 Miami Grand Prix qualifying session.

Here are the complete results from the qualifying hour at the Miami International Autodrome for the 2024 Miami Grand Prix.

The qualifying session for the 2024 Miami Grand Prix has ended, with Red Bull’s Max Verstappen picking up where he left off in the Sprint race by taking pole position for the main race – again, finishing just ahead of Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc.

Q3:

Verstappen held off Leclerc’s charge to put in a time good enough for pole, logging in a 1:27.241 despite the Dutch driver saying it had been tricky to get the tyres to work.

The tyres ended up being the deciding factor in the session, with the top three decided on the first runs in Q3 – none of whom managed to improve on the second and final flyers.

Leclerc had looked capable of challenging for pole, but ultimately fell short by a tenth, finishing less than a tenth clear of Carlos Sainz – the Spaniard getting caught up in an impeding incident during Q3 that might yet attract the attention of the stewards as he got in the way of Nico Hulkenberg.

Sergio Perez qualified in fourth for Red Bull, ahead of Lando Norris. The McLaren driver had used the medium tyre for his first run as he tried to figure out which tyre would yield a better time over a full lap – such was the degradation the drivers were facing on the softs.

Mercedes went the other way – running the softs for the first run but, running out of fresh softs, swapped to mediums for their final flying laps. George Russell finished seventh, with Lewis Hamilton in eighth.

With Oscar Piastri sixth for McLaren, it was Nico Hulkenberg in ninth for Haas, with Yuki Tsunoda rounding out the top 10 for RB.

  1. 1. Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:27.241
  2. 2. Charles Leclerc Ferrari +0.141
  3. 3. Carlos Sainz Ferrari +0.214
  4. 4. Sergio Perez Red Bull +0.219
  5. 5. Lando Norris McLaren +0.353
  6. 6. Oscar Piastri McLaren +0.434
  7. 7. George Russell Mercedes +0.826
  8. 8. Lewis Hamilton Mercedes +0.866
  9. 9. Nico Hulkenberg Haas +0.905
  10. 10. Yuki Tsunoda RB +0.951

Q2:

In the battle of the fresh soft tyres at the end of Q2, it was Leclerc who came out on top as he clocked a 1:27.533 to just inch ahead of Verstappen by 0.033 seconds.

Hamilton put in a great laptime to finish Q2 in third place, just under two-tenths of a second off Leclerc’s pace, 0.024 ahead of Piastri’s McLaren.

Making it through into the top 10, Norris experimented with the medium tyres for his final run as the drivers, in general, struggled to keep the softs alive for an entire flying lap.

Alex Albon was one who really struggled, losing grip and sliding off at Turn 17 to bring out the yellow flags, although avoided hitting the barriers. The Williams driver was knocked out in 14th place, joining the two Aston Martin drivers Lance Stroll and Fernando Alonso.

The Spaniard, having an atypical off-colour weekend, could only manage 15th after falling away through his final flying lap.

Pierre Gasly was 12th for Alpine, just ahead of Esteban Ocon in 13th.

  1. 1. Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:27.533
  2. 2. Max Verstappen Red Bull +0.033
  3. 3. Lewis Hamilton Mercedes +0.164
  4. 4. Oscar Piastri McLaren +0.188
  5. 5. Sergio Perez Red Bull +0.306
  6. 6. Lando Norris McLaren +0.338
  7. 7. Carlos Sainz Ferrari +0.408
  8. 8. George Russell Mercedes +0.562
  9. 9. Yuki Tsunoda RB +0.634
  10. 10. Nico Hulkenberg Haas +0.667
  11. 11. Lance Stroll Aston Martin +0.689
  12. 12. Pierre Gasly Alpine +0.791
  13. 13. Esteban Ocon Alpine +0.838
  14. 14. Alex Albon Williams +0.880
  15. 15. Fernando Alonso Aston Martin +0.894

Q1:

Verstappen set the quickest time of Q1, pipping Perez’s pace on the final run by just 0.083 seconds, with Lando Norris bouncing back from his Sprint race disappointment to go third and two-tenths of a second down.

The surprise times of Q1 were set by the two Alpine drivers who, having struggled to escape Q1 all season so far, popped up in fifth with Pierre Gasly and 11th with Esteban Ocon, while Fernando Alonso scraped through in 15th.

Eliminated in Q1 were Sauber’s Valtteri Bottas in 16th, and Logan Sargeant in 17th for Williams.

Having come home in fourth place for a season-best result in the Sprint, it was a hard bump back down to earth for Daniel Ricciardo as the Australian driver could only manage the 18th quickest time. He complained about a lack of grip as he was wheeled back into the garage, and he’ll start last due to his three-place grid penalty from China.

Kevin Magnussen was 19th for Haas, continuing his difficult weekend after picking up multiple penalties in the Sprint – the Danish driver missed his braking point at the Turn 17 complex due to being distracted by traffic.

Zhou Guanyu finished 20th for Sauber, but will be promoted to 19th on the grid due to Ricciardo’s penalty.

  1. 1. Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:27.689
  2. 2. Sergio Perez Red Bull +0.083
  3. 3. Lando Norris McLaren +0.224
  4. 4. Carlos Sainz Ferrari +0.248
  5. 5. Pierre Gasly Alpine +0.287
  6. 6. Oscar Piastri McLaren +0.343
  7. 7. Charles Leclerc Ferrari +0.392
  8. 8. George Russell Mercedes +0.470
  9. 9. Lewis Hamilton Mercedes +0.478
  10. 10. Lance Stroll Aston Martin +0.488
  11. 11. Esteban Ocon Alpine +0.520
  12. 12. Yuki Tsunoda RB +0.635
  13. 13. Alex Albon Williams +0.654
  14. 14. Nico Hulkenberg Haas +0.694
  15. 15. Fernando Alonso Aston Martin +0.764
  16. 16. Valtteri Bottas Sauber +0.774
  17. 17. Logan Sargeant Williams +0.798
  18. 18. Daniel Ricciardo RB +0.928
  19. 19. Kevin Magnussen Haas +0.930
  20. 20. Zhou Guanyu Sauber +1.135

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