F1 starting grid: What is the grid order for the 2023 Las Vegas Grand Prix?

Henry Valantine
Max Verstappen in qualifying for the Las Vegas Grand Prix. F1 starting grid

Max Verstappen overhauled Charles Leclerc for victory at the Las Vegas Grand Prix.

The F1 starting grid has been provisionally set for the Las Vegas Grand Prix, with both Carlos Sainz and Lance Stroll having taken penalties.

Charles Leclerc was fastest in all three qualifying sessions and pipped Ferrari team-mate Sainz to pole position, but a 10-place grid penalty for Sainz will now be applied after taking a new energy store beyond his allotted parts for the season, following huge damage in FP1.

He’ll now be joined by Max Verstappen on the front row, with George Russell and Pierre Gasly to line up behind them.

Alex Albon and Logan Sargeant qualified excellently for Williams, creating a third-row lockout for the Grove-based team in a mixed-up grid.

It was a reversal in fortunes for McLaren as both Lando Norris and Oscar Piastri were knocked out in Q1, while both Lewis Hamilton and Sergio Perez were eliminated in Q2.

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F1 starting grid: 2023 Las Vegas Grand Prix

1 Charles LECLERC Ferrari
3 George RUSSELL Mercedes
4 Pierre GASLY Alpine
5 Alexander ALBON Williams
6 Logan SARGEANT Williams
7 Valtteri BOTTAS Alfa Romeo
8 Kevin MAGNUSSEN Haas
9 Fernando ALONSO Aston Martin
10 Lewis HAMILTON Mercedes
11 Sergio PEREZ Red Bull
12 Carlos SAINZ Ferrari**
14 Daniel RICCIARDO AlphaTauri
15 Lando NORRIS McLaren
16 Esteban OCON Alpine
17 Guanyu ZHOU Alfa Romeo
18 Oscar PIASTRI McLaren
19 Lance STROLL Aston Martin*
20 Yuki TSUNODA AlphaTauri

*Five-place grid penalty applied
**Ten-place grid penalty applied

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