Verstappen takes pole place to equal Ayrton Senna file as Checo Perez has one more nightmare

Max Verstappen at all times stands tall, even within the worst moments of Crimson Bull, remained with the privileged beginning place for the 2024 Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, regardless of being on the backfoot all through the weekend.

The Dutch driver leaves little to nothing on the desk for his rivals, and already has seven out of seven F1 pole positions within the season, whereas he equalled the file of eight consecutive poles achieved by the legendary Ayrton Senna between Spain 1988 and the US 1989.

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With a time of 1:14.746, “Mad Max” pushed his automotive to the restrict to repel the McLaren problem, who regarded just like the group to beat, successful by 0.074 over Oscar Piastri, and by 0.091 Lando Norris, very shut outcomes and with lower than a tenth of a second distinction.

On the subsequent degree are the Ferraris, with Charles Leclerc (fourth) and Carlos Sainz (fifth), who couldn’t present their pace at their dwelling, Imola regardless of trying very sturdy all through the follow periods.

How did Sergio Perez do?

Dangerous session for the Mexican driver, who lived a nightmare throughout the entire Qualifying, and who ended up confirming it throughout Q2.

Checo Perez failed in his final lap when he was pressured to decrease the occasions, and tried to do it with used tires, a call that price him dearly.

The Spaniard went over the kerbs and misplaced time within the first sector, which he couldn’t get well, so he completed his lap within the eleventh place, and by solely 15 thousandths, he was eradicated to go in the hunt for the Pole Place in Imola.

Fernando Alonso didn’t even make it to Q2

The Spanish driver was one of many largest disappointments within the qualifying of the Emilia Romagna GP, who made it clear that the enhancements haven’t labored nicely at Aston Martin.

The Spaniard had issues in Q1 when he went lengthy and ended up within the gravel, a state of affairs that broken his automotive and ended up abandoning the session with lower than two minutes left.

Fernando Alonso, who, for the second, will begin within the penultimate place (nineteenth) for the race to be held in Imola after crashing within the ultimate follow session, along with his automotive being suboptimal for the qualifying session.

Provisional beginning grid for the 2024 Emilia Romagna GP

  1. Max Verstappen (Crimson Bull)
  2. Oscar Piastri (McLaren)
  3. Lando Norris (McLaren)
  4. Charles Leclerc (Ferrari)
  5. Carlos Sainz (Ferrari)
  6. George Russell (Mercedes)
  7. Yuki Tsunoda (RB)
  8. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
  9. Daniel Ricciardo (RB)
  10. Nico Hulkenberg (Haas)
  11. Sergio Perez (Crimson Bull)
  12. Esteban Ocon (Alpine)
  13. Lance Stroll (Aston Martin)
  14. Alexander Albon (Williams)
  15. Pierre Gasly (Alpine)
  16. Valtteri Bottas (Sauber)
  17. Guanyu Zhou (Sauber)
  18. Kevin Magnussen (Haas)
  19. Fernando Alonso (Aston Martin)
  20. Logan Sargeant (Williams)

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