Brazilian Grand Prix Qualifying Live Commentary, Results, & Summary

Brazilian Grand Prix Qualifying Live Commentary, Results, & Summary

Verstappen’s Interlagos Redemption Is Well Underway As He Secures Pole At The Brazilian Grand Prix Qualifying Session

Brazilian Grand Prix Qualifying Session proved to be Verstappen’s all along as we’ve talked throughout this weekend. Max Verstappen took his second-ever pole in the Sao Paulo thriller as Vettel’s Ferrari gave chase but ultimately, his efforts were good enough only for P2.

Hamilton carried the torch for the Silver Arrows as normally Mercedes F1 is quick on Saturday But Valtteri Bottas appeared to be missing a gear. Hamilton secured P3 next to his teammate. But Valtteri’s second row start is only thanks to Leclerc’s grid penalty. Charles Leclerc’s time was good enough for a P4 split of the silver arrows but he must give ten spots back thanks to his ICU upgrade that came from an FP3 issue at The United States Grand Prix.

Former Red Bull driver, now Toro Rosso pilot, Pierre Gasly takes best of the rest P7 trailing his predecessor and recently confirmed 2020 Red Bull driver Alex Albon. Gasly continues to shine on the lesser spotlight sister team as he keeps his streak alive of Q3 appearances making it four straight.

Kimi finds better form and breaks his streak of poor qualifying results by splitting the Haas drivers. This is exactly what Grosjean, P8, and Magnussen, P9 needed this weekend.

Kimi finds better form and breaks his streak of poor qualifying results by splitting the Haas drivers. This is exactly what Grosjean, P8, and Magnussen, P9 needed this weekend.

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Brazilian Grand Prix Qualifying As It Happened

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Brazilian Grand Prix Qualifying Summary & Helpful Links

Brazilian Grand Prix Qualifying Need To Know

Use these resources below to get you prepared for the Brazilian Grand Prix Qualifying session:

Brazilian Grand Prix Race Page

Brazilian Grand Prix FP3 Results

Brazilian Grand Prix FP2 Results

Brazilian Grand Prix FP1 Results

Here are the top 10 times from the Qualifying shootout and how The Brazilian Grand Prix Formula 1 race will start tomorrow. Mind you, Leclerc will start P14 due to his grid penalty for his ICU upgrade:

  1. Verstappen: 1:07.508
  2. Vettel: 1:07.631 
  3. Hamilton: 1:07.699
  4. Charles Leclerc: 1:07.728
  5. Valtteri Bottas: 1:07.874
  6. Alex Albon: 1:07.699
  7. Pierre Gasly: 1:08.837
  8. Romain Grosjean: 1:08.854
  9. Kimi Raikkonen: 1:08.984
  10. Kevin Magnussen: 11:09.037

Christian Horner is 46 today. The last time he saw great results Vettel was driving for him and they locked out the front row. Red Bull seem to think the stars are aligning for them. It’s hard to argue with it, too. 

“The track temperature was changing a bit so we had to adjust, but straight from Q1 the car was flying and very enjoyable to drive. I’ll try to finish it off now.” – Max Verstappen

Haas do something they haven’t done in ages as both drivers will begin tomorrow’s Formula 1 Brazilian Grand Prix in the points. Now, can their race pace and car hang on long enough to collect is the next question. 

The results end with Verstappen snatching his second ever pole position. Vettel followed his closely as Hamilton splits the Scuderia. Leclerc finished P4 and has to atone for his engine penalty. As such, he’ll start P14 tomorrow. Here are the final results of the qualifying session. 

“We seemed competitive in FP3, then we seemed to lose – or they gained. Happy to split the Ferraris, I gave it everything I had. My best lap of the session was my final run. The track is very challenging.” Lewis Hamilton

Verstappen holds on to the provisional pole he set in the opening stint of Q3 and actually improves on his time. He’ll start P1 tomorrow. 

Verstappen looks strong as stays in after his early time set and both Haas make it through to Q3. As for Q2 Drivers Out:

  • Norris
  • Ricciardo
  • Giovinazzi
  • Hulkenberg
  • Perez

Sainz official reports say his garage wasn’t willing to risk losing the engine. It may have run, but not worth it. 

Verstappen leads the session with Albon looking solid. Ferrari and Mercedes certainly aren’t full beans just yet but Red Bull looking great despite traffic.

Q1 Out:

  • 16. Kvyat
  • 17. Stroll
  • 18. Russell
  • 19. Kubica
  • 20. Sainz: no time set
Carlos Sainz is having engine issues – still hasn’t been out. 
Fastest time last year in Q1 was 1:08.5

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