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F1 starting grid: Max Verstappen claims pole in abbreviate qualifying for 2023 Brazilian Grand Prix

Formula One racing is running the 2023 Brazilian Grand Prix this weekend. We’ll update qualifying until we’ve got the full racing grid is set at Autódromo José Carlos Pace.

A general view of the pit straight during previews ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Brazil at Autodromo Jose Carlos Pace on November 2, 2023 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Photo by Vince Mignott/MB Media/Getty Images

Q3 results: Max Verstappen claimed pole position in the final qualifying sessions and Charles Leclerc will join him on the front row. Q3 ended early due to inclement weather.

Q2 results: The five slowest drivers were Nico Hulkenberg, Esteban Ocon, Pierre Gasly, Kevin Magnussen, and Alexander Albon. They will slot into P11-15.

Q1 results: The five slowest drivers were Yuki Tsunoda, Daniel Ricciardo, Valtteri Bottas, Logan Sargeant, and Zhou Guanyu. They will slot into P16-20.

Formula One racing has arrived Autódromo José Carlos Pace this weekend for the Brazilian Grand Prix. The race will take place on Sunday, but qualifying will settle the starting grid on Friday afternoon. Qualifying will air on ESPN2 starting at 1:55 p.m. ET and will be available for live stream at WatchESPN.

The starting grid will be settled in three rounds of qualifying. Q1 runs 18 minutes, Q2 runs 15 minutes, and Q3 runs 12 minutes, with breaks before and after Q2. The whole process will take a little over an hour to settle pole position and the rest of the starting grid. The full field runs in Q1 with the five slowest drivers eliminated and slotted into P16-20. The remaining 15 drivers run in Q2 with the five slowest drivers eliminated and slotted into P11-15. The final round features the ten remaining drivers competing for pole position and the rest of the top ten.

Here is the full entry list for the Brazilian Grand Prix as qualifying gets underway. We’ll provide updates with how each driver performs in each of the three qualifying periods, and then how the starting lineup settles.

2023 Brazilian Grand Prix starting grid

Pos Driver No.
Pos Driver No.
1 Max Verstappen 1
2 Charles Leclerc 16
3 Lance Stroll 18
4 Fernando Alonso 14
5 Lewis Hamilton 44
6 George Russell 63
7 Lando Norris 4
8 Carlos Sainz 55
9 Sergio Perez 11
10 Oscar Piastri 81
11 Nico Hulkenberg 27
12 Esteban Ocon 31
13 Pierre Gasly 10
14 Kevin Magnussen 20
15 Alexander Albon 23
16 Yuki Tsunoda 22
17 Daniel Ricciardo 3
18 Valtteri Bottas 77
19 Logan Sargeant 2
20 Zhou Guanyu 24