All-Ferrari front row at Mexican GP

Charles Leclerc will start the Mexican Grand Prix from pole position

2 - GP MESSICO F1/2023 - VENERDI 27/10/2023 - credit: @ Ferrari Spa

It will be an all-Ferrari front row at the Mexican Grand Prix as Charles Leclerc secured pole position ahead of his teammate.

Leclerc and Carlos Sainz surprised Max Verstappen, who couldn’t put together his best lap in Q3, while Daniel Ricciardo joins his former teammate on the second row.

Lando Norris tried to save a set of tyres in Q1, doing his first lap on mediums while the majority of the field wet out on softs.

The time wasn’t good enough for the McLaren though, leaving him needing to push at the end of the session, but traffic and a spin from Fernando Alonso prevented him from getting out of the bottom five.

Alex Albon thought he was through to Q3, but replays showed the Williams driver exceeded track limits, sending Guanyu Zhou through to the top 10 shootout in his place.

There could be further changes to the grid though, as Verstappen, George Russell and Lewis Hamilton are all under investigation for infringements – Russell and Verstappen for going too slowly, and Hamilton for going too fast during various parts of qualifying.

Provisional qualifying result:

1 Charles Leclerc (Ferrari)

2. Carlos Sainz (Ferrari)

3. Max Verstappen (Red Bull)

4. Daniel Ricciardo (AlphaTauri)

5. Sergio Perez (Red Bull)

6. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)

7. Oscar Piastri (McLaren)

8. George Russell (Mercedes)

9. Valtteri Bottas (Alfa Romeo)

10. Guanyu Zhou (Alfa Romeo)

11. Pierre Gasly (Alpine)

12. Nico Hulkenberg (Haas)

13. Fernando Alonso (Aston Martin)

14. Alex Albon (Williams)

15. Yuki Tsunoda (AlphaTauri)

16. Esteban Ocon (Alpine)

17. Kevin Magnussen (Haas)

18. Lance Stroll (Aston Martin)

19. Logan Sargeant (Williams)

20. Lando Norris (McLaren)

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