Max Verstappen Shows No Quarter in Austria Sprint Qualifying

June 28, 2024Ramon Jones
Formula 1

Max Verstappen has once again topped the F1 tables on day of the Austrian Grand Prix Weekend. This weekend Verstappen has Lando Norris slowly finding pace behind; making it a real fight at the front between Red Bull and McLaren. It’s clear the pair wouldn’t have it any other way however. Given their relationship off track, Norris and Verstappen have emerged as one of F1’s favorite rivalries. McLaren have found a recent stroke of confidence in their development of the 2024 car and that success at the factory has shown making them very formidable contenders in the championship this year.

Sergio Perez Continues to Fall Behind Verstappen?

To make matter worse for Sergio Perez, he qualifying an unimpressive P7 for Red Bull. Considering his recent contract extension, Perez has some answering to do as he has yet again finished behind both McLarens and doesn’t seem to have an answer from his teammates continued success at the front. The Austrian Grand Prix Sprint is a few hours time away and Perez will need to prove that he can hold his seat because one thing that holds true at Red Bull is if you don’t perform you are out and Red Bull is losing its grip on the constructors championship with every sub top 5 finish Perez contributes. The Sprint race is up next and we will report how the championship standings sit after the dust settles.

Sprint Race Qualifying Results From Austria

11Max VerstappenRED BULL RACING HONDA RBPT1:05.6901:05.1861:04.68611
24Lando NorrisMCLAREN MERCEDES1:05.7861:05.5611:04.77913
381Oscar PiastriMCLAREN MERCEDES1:06.0811:05.3791:04.98714
463George RussellMERCEDES1:05.7641:05.3251:05.0549
555Carlos SainzFERRARI1:05.7811:05.4351:05.12612
644Lewis HamiltonMERCEDES1:06.5041:05.5391:05.27013
711Sergio PerezRED BULL RACING HONDA RBPT1:06.2561:05.6121:06.00814
831Esteban OconALPINE RENAULT1:06.3431:05.6861:06.10112
910Pierre GaslyALPINE RENAULT1:06.4651:05.7571:06.62412
1016Charles LeclercFERRARI1:06.1491:05.526DNF12
1120Kevin MagnussenHAAS FERRARI1:06.3871:05.8068
1218Lance StrollASTON MARTIN ARAMCO MERCEDES1:06.0371:05.8478
1314Fernando AlonsoASTON MARTIN ARAMCO MERCEDES1:06.4871:05.8789
1422Yuki TsunodaRB HONDA RBPT1:06.5571:05.9609
152Logan SargeantWILLIAMS MERCEDES1:06.518DNF9
163Daniel RicciardoRB HONDA RBPT1:06.5816
1727Nico HulkenbergHAAS FERRARI1:06.5836
1877Valtteri BottasKICK SAUBER FERRARI1:06.7256
1923Alexander AlbonWILLIAMS MERCEDES1:06.7546
2024Zhou GuanyuKICK SAUBER FERRARI1:07.1976