Lewis Hamilton (37) and Mercedes are still without a chance in the best starting position. Ferrari secured the two best starting tracks – with the Red Bull drivers as three and four in qualifying in Miami Saturday night.
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The Briton was barely a second behind the best and finished sixth. Lewis Hamilton earlier this year had qualifying spots of 5, 16, 5 and 13.
Hamilton’s partner at Mercedes, George Russell, should see himself eliminated in Q2. Looks like he had a problem with his car. He only got a 12th best starting position on Sunday.
Charles Leclerc cruised to the best time and pole position ahead of his Ferrari partner Carlos Sainz, while Max Verstappen got his third best starting track on Sunday.
Valtteri Bottas, Hamilton’s teammate at Mercedes in 2021, was impressive in his Alfa Romeo, and secured the fifth best track start.
– It’s great to be here in the US and see how this sport develops. It’s motivating! said Leclerc in an interview with former racing star Danica Patrick.
– It will be an interesting race on Sunday. “It’s a good car to drive here,” said Sainz.
Max Verstappen had the best qualifying time period, but in the end had to settle for the third best starting track:
– The important thing is to study the track and find balance in the car, said the Dutchman in an interview broadcast on Viaplay.
– We have a good chance on Sunday.
This is the fifth Grand Prix race of the season. Charles Leclerc and Max Verstappen have both won two races so far – but the Ferrari driver overall is great because Verstappen has two “zeros”.
It was 34 degrees during qualifying on Saturday, when the celebrities were almost in line. Michelle Obama was a guest at Mercedes, and Michael Douglas had the task of handing out the steering wheel to qualifying winner Charles Leclerc:
“Amateur analyst. Zombie geek. Hardcore troublemaker. Internet expert. Incurable twitter fanatic.”