F1, Chinese GP qualifying: here's who took pole position

Qualifying for the Chinese GP has just ended, the fifth F1 round of the season which concludes the move of the single-seaters to Asian territory

The qualifications for the Chinese GP were archived in the morning, after the Sprint Race won easily by Max Verstappen. Qualifying which took place on a dry track, with the asphalt temperature around 34°. Sensational surprises already in Q1 where among those eliminated is the best pole man on the track (6 times on pole in Shanghai) Lewis Hamilton who finishes 18th together with the home rider Guanyu Zhou, Kevin Magnussen, Yuki Tsunoda and Logan Sargeant. Therefore, another disappointment for the seven-time world champion, after the second place achieved in the Sprint Race he gets the first exclusion in Q1 of the Briton since the 2022 Saudi Arabian GP.

Bene Valtteri Bottas who passes the cut with the ninth time, excellent signals also from both Alpine teams Esteban Ocon and Pierre Gasly. Surprise Daniel Ricciardo who entered Q2 placing 14th in front, and it's strange to say this, a Sergio Perez who saved himself by seven tenths.

F1, Chinese GP qualifying: here's who took pole positionF1, Chinese GP qualifying: here's who took pole position

F1, Chinese GP qualifying: so many surprises!

In Q2 it stands out Carlos Sainz's spin when he was close to crossing the finish line, coming into contact with the advertising billboards. After the Spaniard's mistake, the red flag was displayed with the cars returning to the pits with 6 minutes to go until the end of the session. Subsequently the Q2 session resumes with the 5 eliminated drivers who are in order: Lance Stroll, Daniel Ricciardo, Esteban Ocon, Alexander Albon and Pierre Gasly. Great shot from the Kick Sauber driver Valtteri Bottas which enters Q3, a surprise also for Haas Nico Hulkenberg which marks the ninth time.

In Q3 to win pole position for the Chinese GP it's the usual Max Verstappen who wins pole number 37 in his career, the fifth in a row since the start of the season, equaling Ayrton Senna and Mika Hakkinen. To complete the first row we find Sergio Perez which defines a 1-2 in Red Bull colours. Immense Fernando Alonso who placed thirdhe will be in the second row with him Lando Norris. Fifth Oscar Piastri, the performances are still disappointing Ferrari in qualifying, sixth Leclerc and seventh Sainz. They complete the top ten George Russell, Nico Hulkenberg and Valtteri Bottas.

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