This is how the starting grid of the Brazilian GP looks, with Alonso fourth and Sainz, eighth

11/03/2023 at 20:43


A strong storm has forced the stewards to show a red flag and the drivers have played for pole position in a single lap.

Verstappen was the fastest, ahead of Leclerc and the two Aston Martins of Stroll and Alonso

Fernando Alonso He will have his chance to return to the podium this Sunday in Brazil, after securing fourth place on the starting grid for the São Paulo Grand Prix, the twentieth round of the Formula 1 calendar in 2023. The Asturian driver has managed to score the fourth best lap before the stewards showed the red flag, anticipating the end of the classification due to the intense storm that hit the Interlagos circuit.

The three-time champion Max Verstappen (Red Bull) has achieved pole position, eleventh for him this season and first of his resume in Brazil, while second position has been for Charles Leclerc with the Ferrari. He has been less fortunate this time Carlos Sainzwhich has been relegated to eighth position, unable to improve as soon as the rain got worse.

São Paulo GP. (QP)

1. Max Verstappen (Red Bull) 1’10″727

2. Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) 1’11″021

3. Lance Stroll (Aston Martin) 1’11″344

4. Fernando Alonso (Aston Martin) 1’11″387

5. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) 1’11″469

6. George Russell (Mercedes) 1’11″590

7. Lando Norris (McLaren) 1’11″987

8. Carlos Sainz (Ferrari) 1’11″989

9. Sergio Pérez (Red Bull) 1’12″321

10. Oscar Piastri (McLaren) 1’10″330

11. Nico Hülkenberg (Haas) 1’10″547

12. Esteban Ocon (Alpine) 1’10″562

13. Pierre Gasly (Alpine) 1’10″567

14. Kevin Magnussen (Haas) 1’10″723

15. Alexander Albon (Williams) 1’10″840

16. Yuki Tsunoda (AlphaTauri) 1’10″837

17. Daniel Ricciardo (AlphaTauri) 1’10″843

18. Valtteri Bottas (Alfa Romeo) 1’10″95

19. Logan Sargeant (Williams) 1’11″035

20. Gyanyu Zhou (Alfa Romeo) 1’11″275