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Miami Grand Prix 2024: Max Verstappen beats Charles Leclerc to pole


Leclerc mentioned: “It felt a lot on the restrict. It was very shut till Q3 after we began to push actually for the restrict and we misplaced the tyres in sector three.”

Norris, whose automobile has a significant improve for this race, had proven robust tempo in qualifying for the dash race on Friday, earlier than a mistake on his run within the remaining session left him on the backside finish of the highest 10.

However he was by no means in rivalry on the entrance in qualifying on Saturday, and even tried the medium tyre within the second session, as Mercedes did within the third.

Norris ended up 0.353secs off the tempo, with which McLaren have been glad on a monitor the place they’ve by no means been fast.

“I used to be fairly a bit extra assured yesterday by way of getting lap trip of the automobile,” he mentioned.

“We made a few modifications and it’s onerous to know in the event that they have been in the fitting course now.

“Right now I felt like I obtained there and struggled to do much more. Some stuff for us to overview and take into consideration for subsequent time however on the entire P5 continues to be not dangerous.”

For Mercedes, qualifying about seventh and eighth is turning into their new regular, however was a minimum of an enchancment on eleventh and twelfth in qualifying for the dash.

There was a glimmer of hope for Hamilton and the staff when he immediately went third quickest, behind solely Leclerc and Verstappen, on the finish of the second session, just for their tempo to mysteriously vanish once more within the remaining session.

“The automobile felt mega in Q2 unexpectedly however then obtained to Q3 it disappeared once more,” Hamilton mentioned. “It was the primary time it has actually labored this 12 months, in Q2, I might say.”

Requested what the explanations for that have been, he mentioned: “We don’t know. We actually don’t know. And I couldn’t inform you, actually.”

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