Qualifying Report – Red flags

Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc earned his second pole of the season in a qualifying session that was red flagged four times – equaling the red flag record set in Hungary in 2016. Verstappen crunched into the barriers at Turn 15 and missed most of the session. The order was: Verstappen, at 1:41.760, Perez, Sainz, Leclerc, Ocon, Vettel, Alonso, Russell, Schumacher and Mazepin. The fastest 15 drivers who moved on to Q2 were: Hamilton, Verstappen, Perez, Sainz, Norris, Leclerc, Gasly, Ricciardo, Ocon, Vettel, Tsunoda, Bottas, Russell, Raikkonen and Alonso. The top 10 qualifiers would start the race using the same compound tires they used to clock their fastest lap time in Q2. Perez turned a 1:41.630, putting him first ahead of Leclerc, Sainz, Verstappen, Norris and Alonso. Verstappen clocked a 1:41.625 to get first, barely, with Perez at 1:41.630 and Hamilton at 1:41.634. The fastest 10 drivers who moved on to Q3 were: Verstappen, Perez, Hamilton, Tsunoda, Leclerc, Sainz, Norris, Gasly, Bottas and Alonso. Leclerc took the lead at 1:41.218, ahead of Verstappen, Sainz, Norris and Perez. Leclerc, Hamilton, Verstappen, Sainz, Norris, Perez, Alonso, Bottas, Tsunoda and Gasly after the first runs. The top 10 qualifiers were: Leclerc, Hamilton, Verstappen, Gasly, Sainz, Norris, Perez, Tsunoda, Alonso and Bottas.

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