Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Alonso will start 17th and Sainz 4th in the US GP

Charles Leclerc has achieved his third pole of the season – the 21st of his career in Formula 1 – and on Sunday he will open the grid for the United States Grand Prix, the eighteenth round of the 2023 calendar. Carlos Sainz has closed qualifying in fourth position , while Fernando Alonso has fallen for the first time this season in Q1.

The Monegasque driver was the fastest in the classification held at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, ahead of Lando Norris (McLaren) and Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), while his teammate Carlos Sainz has set the fourth best time and will come out in the second row. After being the only driver who had been in Q3 in all the classifications held this season, 17 to date, Fernando Alonso has been eliminated this time at the first change and On Sunday he will start 17th at the wheel of an Aston Martin that, despite incorporating a large package of updates in Austin, has not achieved the expected results and has seen neither Alonso nor Stroll pass the Q1 screen.

United States GP (QP)

1. Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) 1’34″723

2. Lando Norris (McLaren) 1’34″853

3. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) 1’34″862

4. Carlos Sainz (Ferrari) 1’34″945

5. George Russell (Mercedes) 1’35″079

6. Max Verstappen (Red Bull) 1’35″081

7. Pierre Gasly (Alpine) 1’35″089

8. Esteban Ocon (Alpine) 1’35″154

9. Sergio Pérez (Red Bull) 1’35″173

10. Oscar Piastri (McLaren) 1’35″467

11. Yuki Tsunoda (AlphaTauri) 1’35″697

12. Gyanyu Zhou (Alfa Romeo) 1’35″698

13. Valtteri Bottas (Alfa Romeo) 1’35″858

14. Kevin Magnussen (Haas) 1’35″880

15. Daniel Ricciardo (AlphaTauri) 1’35″974

16. Nico Hülkenberg (Haas) 1’36″235

17. Fernando Alonso (Aston Martin) 1’36″268

18. Alexander Albon (Williams) 1’36″315

19. Lance Stroll (Aston Martin) 1’36″589

20. Logan Sargeant (Williams) 1’36″827

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