F1 Race Event: Bahrain Grand Prix
Race Track: Bahrain International Circuit

F1 Qualifying Results 2024 Bahrain Grand Prix

Pole position qualifier Max Verstappen celebrates in parc ferme during qualifying ahead of the 2024 F1 Grand Prix of Bahrain

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Red Bull driver Max Verstappen scored his 3rd F1 pole position of his career, during the 2024 Bahrain Grand Prix qualifying session today. The Red Bull driver will start from P1 for the second time in Bahrain. It was the 96th pole for the Red Bull Racing team.

Verstappen Clinches Pole in Bahrain as Red Bull Dominates Season Opener

In a thrilling start to the 2024 Formula 1 season, Max Verstappen seized the first pole position under the dazzling lights of the Bahrain International Circuit, marking an assertive beginning for Red Bull Racing. The Dutch driver's impeccable lap in Q3 set him ahead of Ferrari's Charles Leclerc and Mercedes' George Russell, who completed the top three, injecting an electrifying anticipation for Sunday's race.

As the Bahrain Grand Prix kickstarts the 24-round world championship, the qualifying session revealed a tantalizing glimpse of the potential battles ahead. Verstappen, last year's pole-sitter and race winner in Bahrain, replicated his success, showing remarkable composure and skill. Despite facing challenges in the earlier practice sessions, his prowess shone through when it mattered, securing pole with a masterful display of speed and precision.

Charles Leclerc, lining up second, expressed a mix of optimism and disappointment. The Monegasque driver acknowledged Ferrari's progress compared to last year but lamented the lost rhythm on used tires in Q3. Nonetheless, his confidence in the team's race trim improvements suggests a fierce contest awaits at the sharp end of the grid.

Mercedes, with George Russell securing an impressive third, demonstrated significant progress. Russell lauded the team's efforts and highlighted the intensive preparation undertaken, hinting at a strong competitive spirit within the Brackley squad.

The qualifying session also brought surprises and setbacks. Alpine's struggle was evident as both cars were eliminated in Q1, underscoring the team's challenges in mastering their new car concept. Meanwhile, the midfield battles intensified, with Fernando Alonso placing a commendable sixth for Aston Martin, hinting at potential strategic gambles in the race.

As the paddock readies for the opening race, all eyes are on Verstappen to see if he can convert his pole position into a victory. However, with uncertainties surrounding tire degradation and race strategies, the outcome remains tantalizingly unpredictable. Red Bull's race pace is formidable, but as the Bahrain International Circuit's long straights and demanding conditions come into play, the stage is set for an enthralling contest.

As the sun sets over the Bahrain desert, the stage is set for a captivating race, promising a spectacular start to what is anticipated to be a record-breaking Formula 1 season. Will Verstappen extend his dominance, or will his rivals rise to the challenge? The answers await as the engines roar to life in the season's first grand spectacle.

The pole time of last year's Bahrain GP was a 1:29.708 min set by Max Verstappen in the RB19.

Qualifying Times 2024 Bahrain GP

Pos No Driver Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Laps
1 1 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:30.031 1:29.374 1:29.179 17
2 16 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:30.243 1:29.165 1:29.407 19
3 63 George Russell Mercedes 1:30.350 1:29.922 1:29.485 17
4 55 Carlos Sainz Ferrari 1:29.909 1:29.573 1:29.507 18
5 11 Sergio Pérez Red Bull 1:30.221 1:29.932 1:29.537 17
6 14 Fernando Alonso Aston Martin 1:30.179 1:29.801 1:29.542 14
7 4 Lando Norris McLaren 1:30.143 1:29.941 1:29.614 15
8 81 Oscar Piastri McLaren 1:30.531 1:30.122 1:29.683 18
9 44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:30.451 1:29.718 1:29.710 18
10 27 Nico Hülkenberg Haas 1:30.566 1:29.851 1:30.502 18
11 22 Yuki Tsunoda Racing Bulls 1:30.481 1:30.129 12
12 18 Lance Stroll Aston Martin 1:29.965 1:30.200 12
13 23 Alex Albon Williams 1:30.397 1:30.221 12
14 3 Daniel Ricciardo Racing Bulls 1:30.562 1:30.278 12
15 20 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1:30.646 1:30.529 12
16 77 Valtteri Bottas Sauber 1:30.756 6
17 24 Zhou Guanyu Sauber 1:30.757 6
18 2 Logan Sargeant Williams 1:30.770 6
19 31 Esteban Ocon Alpine 1:30.793 9
20 10 Pierre Gasly Alpine 1:30.948 9

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4 F1 Fan comments on “F1 Qualifying Results 2024 Bahrain Grand Prix

  1. Jere Jyrälä

    An unsurprising pole position driver & both Alpines out in Q1 is also unsurprising, although Hulkenberg in Q3 is something I didn't see coming.
    Oh well, at least from now on, I'm more prepared for further occasional Q3 appearances since Haas didn't start the season as the outright slowest or even second-slowest in the end.

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  2. shroppyfly

    2023 times

    1 1 Max Verstappen RED BULL RACING HONDA RBPT 1:31.295 1:30.503 1:29.708 15
    2 11 Sergio Perez RED BULL RACING HONDA RBPT 1:31.479 1:30.746 1:29.846 15
    3 16 Charles Leclerc FERRARI 1:31.094 1:30.282 1:30.000 17
    4 55 Carlos Sainz FERRARI 1:30.993 1:30.515 1:30.154 18
    5 14 Fernando Alonso ASTON MARTIN ARAMCO MERCEDES 1:31.158 1:30.645 1:30.336 15
    6 63 George Russell MERCEDES 1:31.057 1:30.507 1:30.340 15
    7 44 Lewis Hamilton MERCEDES 1:31.543 1:30.513 1:30.384 15
    8 18 Lance Stroll ASTON MARTIN ARAMCO MERCEDES 1:31.184 1:31.127 1:30.836 18
    9 31 Esteban Ocon ALPINE RENAULT 1:31.508 1:30.914 1:30.984 15
    10 27 Nico Hulkenberg HAAS FERRARI 1:31.204 1:30.809 DNF 17

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