Event: Saudi Arabia F1 Grand Prix
Track: Jeddah Street Circuit

Weather: dry 25.0°C
Tarmac: dry 30.9°C
Humidity: 57%
Wind: 2.5 km/ South
Pressure: 1015 mbar

Max Verstappen qualified as quickest during qualifying and scored first pole position for tomorrow's fourth Saudi Arabian Grand Prix. It was the 97th pole for Red Bull Racing.

In the scintillating night lights of the Jeddah Corniche Circuit, the stage was set for an electrifying showdown during the second round of the 2024 Formula 1 season. As the high-speed Saudi Arabian track rippled with anticipation, all eyes were fixated on Red Bull's Max Verstappen, who, in a display of sheer dominance, clinched pole position with an impeccable lap, leaving his rivals trailing in his wake.

The drama unfolded with young Oliver Bearman, stepping into the big league as a substitute for the ailing Carlos Sainz at Ferrari, showcasing a performance beyond his years. Despite the immense pressure and a steep learning curve, Bearman secured an impressive P11 start in his debut qualifying session, hinting at a promising future in the pinnacle of motorsport.

The qualifying session was a rollercoaster of emotions, with razor-thin margins separating the competitors. Charles Leclerc, in his scarlet Ferrari, narrowly missed the top spot, signaling a fierce battle ahead. Red Bull's Sergio Perez and Alpine's Fernando Alonso were hot on their heels, showcasing the intensity and competitiveness that F1 fans relish.

As the night descended and the lights went out, the race was nothing short of spectacular. Strategies unfolded, alliances were tested, and drivers pushed their machines to the limit. Amidst the adrenaline-fueled chaos, it was Verstappen who emerged victorious, extending his remarkable run of form and asserting his dominance in the championship standings.

For Oliver Bearman, the race was a crucible of learning and growth. Battling amidst seasoned veterans, he displayed grit and determination, hinting at his potential to be a future star in the sport.

As the engines cooled and the dust settled, the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix left an indelible mark on the 2024 season, showcasing the blend of youth and experience, strategy and speed, that defines Formula 1. Fans around the world were left in awe, eagerly anticipating the next chapter in a season that promises more thrills, more drama, and relentless racing action.

The quickest sector times during this qualifying session were:

  • Sector 1: 31.763 by Max Verstappen (Red Bull RB20)
  • Sector 2: 27.800 by Max Verstappen (Red Bull RB20)
  • Sector 3: 27.909 by Max Verstappen (Red Bull RB20)

The pole position time of last season in Jeddah was a 1:28.265 min driven by Sergio Pérez in the Red Bull RB19.

Quali Times 2024 Saudi Arabian GP

Pos No Driver Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Laps
1 1 Max Verstappen Red Bull 1:28.171 1:28.033 1:27.472 18
2 16 Charles Leclerc Ferrari 1:28.318 1:28.112 1:27.791 23
3 11 Sergio Pérez Red Bull 1:28.638 1:28.467 1:27.807 19
4 14 Fernando Alonso Aston Martin 1:28.706 1:28.122 1:27.846 17
5 81 Oscar Piastri McLaren 1:28.755 1:28.343 1:28.089 22
6 4 Lando Norris McLaren 1:28.805 1:28.479 1:28.132 22
7 63 George Russell Mercedes 1:28.749 1:28.448 1:28.316 22
8 44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:28.994 1:28.606 1:28.460 24
9 22 Yuki Tsunoda Racing Bulls 1:28.988 1:28.564 1:28.547 18
10 18 Lance Stroll Aston Martin 1:28.250 1:28.578 1:28.572 19
11 38 Antonio Fuoco Ferrari 1:28.984 1:28.642 18
12 23 Alex Albon Williams 1:29.107 1:28.980 16
13 20 Kevin Magnussen Haas 1:29.069 1:29.020 17
14 3 Daniel Ricciardo Racing Bulls 1:29.065 1:29.025 12
15 27 Nico Hülkenberg Haas 1:29.055 DNF 10
16 77 Valtteri Bottas Sauber 1:29.179 9
17 31 Esteban Ocon Alpine 1:29.475 10
18 10 Pierre Gasly Alpine 1:29.479 9
19 2 Logan Sargeant Williams 1:29.526 9
NC 24 Zhou Guanyu Sauber DNF 2

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2 F1 Fan comments on “F1 Qualifying Results 2024 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix

  1. shroppyfly

    Interviewing Hannah and King G, Hannah, ohhh the bouncing the bouncing, King G didnt mention it at all, Funny that, Laura again out qualified by George, better for Haas, and well done Ollie B , DR again out qualified by his team mate, oh dear Daniel, not looking good, nor again is Logan, sofar the seasons pretty predictable in terms of successes and failures, gonna be some new faces on the grid in 25 for sure

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  2. Jere Jyrälä

    Failing to reach Q3 is unsurprising & also unshameful, given the limited preparation time & both Alpines out in Q1 again is also unsurprising.
    However, the same five drivers as in Bahrain is a surprising coincidence.
    I didn't expect a new outright track record, either.

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