Formula 1: Verstappen takes Sprint Pole

MIAMI, FLORIDA – MAY 03: Sprint Pole qualifier Max Verstappen of the Netherlands and Oracle Red Bull Racing celebrates in parc ferme during Sprint Qualifying ahead of the F1 Grand Prix of Miami at Miami International Autodrome on May 03, 2024 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images) // Getty Images / Red Bull Content Pool // SI202405030782 // Usage for editorial use only //

It wasn’t the cleanest of laps by his own admission, but Max Verstappen will lead the field from pole for Saturday’s Sprint shootout ahead of Ferrari’s Charles LeClerc and teammate Sergio Perez. With the top ten drivers all opting for a single flying lap at the end of the session, the chance for failure was at an all-time high as drivers looked for clear track.

HIGHLIGHTS: Watch the action from Sprint Qualifying in Miami as Verstappen grabs pole

With the top three locked in, it was Daniel Ricciardo who shocked many as he put his RB machine 4th on the timesheets ahead of Carlos Sainz, while his teammate struggled and ended 15th without a time set in SQ2.

McLaren – who looked racy in SQ1 and SQ2 – fell back from their previous pace to start Saturday’s Sprint in 6th for Oscar Piastri and 9th for Lando Norris, while The Aston Martin pair of Lance Stroll and Fernando Alonso filled in the gap between the two Papaya-clad teammates.

The final spot in the top 10 would go to the Haas of Nico Hulkenberg.

Sprint Qualifying is over as teams prepare for Saturday’s early-afternoon Sprint Shootout, with race-day qualifying set for Saturday afternoon, after the Sprint. Check on the full results below and tune in for more action from Miami.



DateSessionTime (Local Circuit)
May 3rdPractice 112:30 – 13:30
Sprint Qualifying16:30 – 17:14
May 4thSprint12:00 – 13:00
Qualifying16:00 – 17:00
May 5thRace16:00

Sprint Qualifying Results:

11Max VerstappenRED BULL RACING HONDA RBPT1:28.1941:28.0011:27.64112
216Charles LeclercFERRARI1:28.5371:27.9771:27.74917
311Sergio PerezRED BULL RACING HONDA RBPT1:28.6811:27.8651:27.87611
43Daniel RicciardoRB HONDA RBPT1:28.7001:28.1221:28.04414
555Carlos SainzFERRARI1:28.4351:28.2621:28.10316
681Oscar PiastriMCLAREN MERCEDES1:28.0561:28.1631:28.16116
718Lance StrollASTON MARTIN ARAMCO MERCEDES1:28.8071:28.3231:28.37515
814Fernando AlonsoASTON MARTIN ARAMCO MERCEDES1:28.1921:28.1891:28.41914
94Lando NorrisMCLAREN MERCEDES1:27.9391:27.5971:28.47212
1027Nico HulkenbergHAAS FERRARI1:29.0401:28.3301:28.47615
1163George RussellMERCEDES1:28.3871:28.34312
1244Lewis HamiltonMERCEDES1:28.7361:28.37112
1331Esteban OconALPINE RENAULT1:28.8731:28.37912
1420Kevin MagnussenHAAS FERRARI1:28.3771:28.61412
1522Yuki TsunodaRB HONDA RBPT1:28.687DNF9
1610Pierre GaslyALPINE RENAULT1:29.1856
1724Zhou GuanyuKICK SAUBER FERRARI1:29.2676
1877Valtteri BottasKICK SAUBER FERRARI1:29.3607
192Logan SargeantWILLIAMS MERCEDES1:29.5516
2023Alexander AlbonWILLIAMS MERCEDES1:29.8586