Lando Norris Takes Pole Over Verstappen in Spain

June 22, 2024Ramon Jones
Formula 1

Lando Norris squeaked by to take pole away from Max Verstappen today in Q3 beating out the dutchman by 2 one hundredths of a second. Both drivers completed 12 laps in qualifying. After a seemingly positive FP1 the Ferrari’s fell backward on pace in Q3 finishing P5 and P6. After Sergio Perez’s penalty from last weekends mishap after he drove a malfunctioning car on track in an irresponsible manner. He will start P11 after qualifying P8 prior to the penalty.

Words From Lando Norris

Norris said, “I’m super, super happy. We’ve been close to the front all weekend, but needed to have a perfect lap, and I think we delivered that. We’ve been quick for the last two months, and we’ve probably missed a pole by not having that perfect lap. Today, for the final run, we made a few changes, found some places to make tiny improvements and it all worked out.

“We’re in a great position to convert pole into a victory but it’s going to be incredibly tough against Max, against Lewis and everyone behind them – but we’ve been strong since Miami, we’re here to win, and that’s definitely the target.” 

Spanish Grand Prix Qualifying Results

14Lando NorrisMCLAREN MERCEDES1:12.3861:11.8721:11.38312
21Max VerstappenRED BULL RACING HONDA RBPT1:12.3061:11.6531:11.40312
344Lewis HamiltonMERCEDES1:12.1431:11.7921:11.70118
463George RussellMERCEDES1:12.4561:11.8121:11.70316
516Charles LeclercFERRARI1:12.2571:12.0381:11.73112
655Carlos SainzFERRARI1:12.4031:11.8741:11.73612
710Pierre GaslyALPINE RENAULT1:12.6511:12.0791:11.85718
811Sergio PerezRED BULL RACING HONDA RBPT1:12.4771:12.0541:12.06118
931Esteban OconALPINE RENAULT1:12.6911:12.1091:12.12518
1081Oscar PiastriMCLAREN MERCEDES1:12.4601:12.011DNF16
1114Fernando AlonsoASTON MARTIN ARAMCO MERCEDES1:12.5051:12.12812
1277Valtteri BottasKICK SAUBER FERRARI1:12.7581:12.22712
1327Nico HulkenbergHAAS FERRARI1:12.7081:12.31012
1418Lance StrollASTON MARTIN ARAMCO MERCEDES1:12.8811:12.37215
1524Zhou GuanyuKICK SAUBER FERRARI1:12.8801:12.73815
1620Kevin MagnussenHAAS FERRARI1:12.9376
1722Yuki TsunodaRB HONDA RBPT1:12.9859
183Daniel RicciardoRB HONDA RBPT1:13.0759
1923Alexander AlbonWILLIAMS MERCEDES1:13.1536
202Logan SargeantWILLIAMS MERCEDES1:13.5099
Note – Perez penalized 3 grid places for failing to leave the track with serious mechanical difficulties at the previous round. Sargeant penalized 3 grid places for impeding another driver during qualifying.