F1 Spanish GP starting grid after two penalties

22 Jun 2024

For the first time in three years Lando Norris will start a Formula 1 grand prix from pole position after eclipsing Max Verstappen in qualifying for the Spanish Grand Prix.

Norris edged Verstappen to take his second-ever F1 pole with what he described as "probably the best lap" of his career so far.

They'll start ahead of the two Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and George Russell and the two Ferraris of Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz.

Pierre Gasly is a surprise seventh in his Alpine ahead of team-mate Esteban Ocon.

Sergio Perez qualified eighth but a three-place grid penalty from the Canadian GP knocks him back to 11th and promotes each of Ocon, Oscar Piastri and Fernando Alonso up one place.

Logan Sargeant also has a grid penalty - three places from impeding Stroll in qualifying - but as he qualified 20th he can't drop any positions.

Spanish Grand Prix starting order

1) Lando Norris (McLaren)
2) Max Verstappen (Red Bull)
3) Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
4) George Russell (Mercedes)
5) Charles Leclerc (Ferrari)
6) Carlos Sainz (Ferrari)
7) Pierre Gasly (Alpine)
8) Esteban Ocon (Alpine)
9) Oscar Piastri (McLaren)
10) Fernando Alonso (Aston Martin)
11) Sergio Perez (Red Bull)
12) Valtteri Bottas (Sauber)
13) Nico Hulkenberg (Haas)
14) Lance Stroll (Aston Martin)
15) Zhou Guanyu (Sauber)
16) Kevin Magnussen (Haas)
17) Yuki Tsunoda (RB)
18) Daniel Ricciardo (RB)
19) Alex Albon (Williams)
20) Logan Sargeant (Williams)

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