Ferrari ended up 1-2 in F1 Miami GP with Charles Leclerc taking pole from Carlos Sainz, with Red Bull’s Max Verstappen in third.


Even before the start of F1 Miami GP qualifying, Alpine’s Esteban Ocon was out of it with the team needing to change his chassis. The session was mostly smooth but traffic derailed the laps of several laps including Alfa Romeo’s Guanyu Zhou.

At the front, Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc was fastest with 1m29.474s from Red Bull’s Max Verstappen (1m29.836s) and Sergio Perez (1m30.055s). In the bottom list, a lock-up from Haas’ Kevin Magnussen saw him end up only 16th with a 1m30.975s lap.

Alfa Romeo’s Zhou slotted in 17th with a 1m31.020s lap ahead of the Williams duo of Alexander Albon (1m31.266s) and Nicholas Latifi (1m31.325s) in 18th and 19th.


The second part in F1 Miami GP qualifying was a close finish especially in the knockout zone with everyone from 10th to 13th, they were separated by only 0.086s. AlphaTauri’s Pierre Gasly made it in the Top 10 where Alpine’s Fernando Alonso was 11th.

The Spaniard was just 0.032s behind Gasly with a 1m30.160s lap, while Mercedes’ George Russell was 0.045s behind after his 1m30.214s lap and Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel (1m30.214s) in 13th – 0.086s behind after missing a chicane.

Alonso, meanwhile, complained of impeding by Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz, but the FIA stewards took it as a no further action. Behind the trio, McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo (1m30.310s) ended up in 14th from Haas’ Mick Schumacher (1m30.423s).

At the front, Ferrari’s Leclerc maintained his lead with a 1m29.130s lap with Red Bull’s Verstappen (1m29.202s) second and McLaren’s Lando Norris (1m29.634s) in third.


The third part in F1 Miami GP saw Red Bull’s Verstappen take the first laugh with a 1m28.991s lap with Ferrari’s Leclerc and Sainz following him second and third after their first run. Red Bull’s Perez slotted in fourth from Alfa Romeo’s Valtteri Bottas.

The second run saw a change in the order with Leclerc taking pole in first-ever F1 Miami GP after setting a 1m28.796s lap on his final attempt as he led a Ferrari 1-2 with Sainz (1m28.986s) slotting in second pushing Verstappen to third.

The Dutchman couldn’t improve on his second attempt after having a wide moment. His teammate Perez (1m29.036s) was fourth from Bottas (1m29.475s1) in fifth from Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton (1m29.625s).

The Top 10 was then rounded out by AlphaTauri’s Gasly (1m30.779s), McLaren’s Norris (1m30.761s), AlphaTauri’s Yuki Tsunoda (1m30.485s) and Aston Martin’s Lance Stroll (1m30.441s).