Qualifying Highlights | 2024 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix

FORMULA 1
8 Mar 202406:49

Summary

TLDRIn a thrilling Formula 1 qualifying session, Max Verstappen secures his 34th pole position with a dominant performance. Despite a close challenge from Charles Leclerc, Verstappen's Red Bull teammate, he maintains a 0.3-second lead. Leclerc, who has not been on pole since 2012, finishes second, while Fernando Alonso and Lando Norris battle for the third position. Alonso, with a valiant effort, manages to secure fourth place, just edging out Norris. The session sees several drivers, including Joe Guvernor, Esteban Ocon, and Pierre Gasly, failing to progress, while Lance Stroll and Oscar Piastri show improvement but fall short of the top positions.

Takeaways

  • 🏁 Joe Guu failed to qualify after hitting the barrier on turn eight.
  • 🚗 Daniel Ricardo improved his position from 15th to 11th.
  • 🥇 Max Verstappen secured his 34th pole position in Formula 1.
  • 🔥 Daniel Ricardo and Lando Norris both had impressive performances.
  • 📉 Both Bottas and Gasly were eliminated in the first part of qualifying.
  • 🏎️ Fernando Alonso and Charles Leclerc fought for the front row spots.
  • 🌟 Charles Leclerc managed to secure a front row lockout with Max Verstappen.
  • 🏁 Sergio Perez was the fastest in the first sector but ultimately finished behind Verstappen.
  • 🔄 There were several position changes and close calls during the qualifying session.
  • 🎉 Max Verstappen and Charles Leclerc will start on the front row for the race.

Q & A

  • What happened to Joe Guu during the contest?

    -Joe Guu hit the barrier on the exit of turn eight and was rotating around the final corner.

  • Who improved from 15th to 11th position?

    -Daniel Ricardo improved his position from 15th to 11th.

  • Which drivers were in the drop zone at one point?

    -Lando Norris, Lance Stroll, and Sergio Perez were in the drop zone at different points.

  • Who did not manage to get out in time for the contest?

    -Joe Guu did not get out in time and was eliminated.

  • What issue did Hulkenberg face during the qualifying?

    -Hulkenberg faced a problem that brought him to a halt, and he reported it quickly.

  • Who was the fastest in the first sector?

    -Fernando Alonso had the fastest first sector time.

  • Who secured the pole position in this Formula 1 event?

    -Max Verstappen secured the pole position.

  • Who was the closest competitor to Verstappen in the first sector?

    -Sergio Perez was the closest to Verstappen in the first sector.

  • What was Fernando Alonso's final position after the qualifying?

    -Fernando Alonso finished in fourth place.

  • Who joined Verstappen on the front row?

    -Charles Leclerc joined Max Verstappen on the front row.

Outlines

00:00

🏎️ Intense Qualifying Session

The script describes a dramatic Formula 1 qualifying session. Joe Guu struggles to join the contest after hitting a barrier, while Daniel Ricardo improves his position significantly. Stroll and Botas battle to avoid elimination, with Stroll managing to secure a better position. The session is marked by various drivers' attempts to improve their times, with some succeeding and others, like Guu, Estanoon, and Gazley, facing elimination. The tension is palpable as drivers like Russell, Hamilton, and Bottas fight for a spot in the top 10, with Hamilton narrowly maintaining his lead. The session concludes with Max Verstappen securing pole position, followed by Charles Leclerc and Lando Norris, showcasing the competitive nature of the event.

05:01

🏁 Final Moments of Qualifying

The second paragraph focuses on the final moments of the qualifying session, where drivers are pushing their limits to secure better positions. Fernando Alonso and Lance Stroll are in the spotlight, with Stroll aiming for a personal best. Alonso, despite not being on pole position since 2012, threatens the top spots with his performance. Charles Leclerc secures the second position, marking a strong performance for Ferrari. The session ends with Max Verstappen taking his 34th pole position in Formula 1, demonstrating his dominance. The front row is locked out by Red Bull, with Verstappen and Leclerc leading the pack, while Alonso and Stroll's performances are highlighted, showcasing their determination and skill.

Mindmap

Keywords

💡Saber Garage

Saber Garage is likely the pit crew or team responsible for a specific Formula 1 car and driver. In the context of the video, they are working to get Joe Guu into a contest, indicating their role in preparing the car for competition.

💡Barrier

In Formula 1, a barrier refers to a physical structure that lines the track to prevent cars from leaving the racecourse in the event of a crash or loss of control. It is a safety feature that also defines the track limits.

💡Drop Zone

The Drop Zone in Formula 1 qualifying sessions is a term used to describe the area where drivers are at risk of being eliminated from the current phase of qualifying. It is a critical area that drivers must avoid to progress to the next stage.

💡Sector

A sector in Formula 1 refers to one of the three parts of a race track used in qualifying sessions. Each sector has a specific timing point, and a driver's time in each sector contributes to their overall lap time.

💡Elimination Zone

The Elimination Zone is a term used to describe the final positions in a qualifying session where drivers are at risk of being knocked out of the competition. It is a critical point where drivers must improve their times to avoid elimination.

💡Pole Position

Pole Position is the first place on the starting grid for a race, awarded to the driver with the fastest qualifying time. It is a highly sought-after position as it offers several advantages, including the best possible start to the race.

💡Slipstream

In motorsports, a slipstream is the reduced air resistance experienced by a car following closely behind another car. Drivers use this aerodynamic effect to gain speed and overtake opponents.

💡Qualifying

Qualifying is the process in Formula 1 where drivers compete to determine the starting positions for the race. It involves multiple sessions with the slowest drivers being eliminated in each round until the final grid positions are set.

💡Lap Time

Lap Time refers to the time taken by a driver to complete one full lap of the race track. It is a critical measure of performance in motorsports and is used to rank drivers during qualifying and the race.

💡Overtaking

Overtaking in motorsports is the act of passing another competitor on the track. It requires skill, strategy, and often the use of track position or car performance to successfully move ahead.

Highlights

Joe Guu attempts to join a contest after hitting the barrier on turn eight.

Daniel Ricardo moves from 15th to 11th position.

Perez goes into third position.

Stroll needs a quick lap and manages to improve to ninth position.

Botas returns to the drop zone along with Gazley and Sergeant.

Joe Guu does not get out in time and is eliminated from the contest.

Estan Oon and Pierre Gazley also face elimination.

Russell goes to the top of the page by 700 seconds.

Hulkenberg reports a problem and is halted at the side of the road.

Oliver Bman is close to making the top 10.

Hamilton and Coda are improving, with Hamilton only half a tenth up on Sonoda's time.

Perez is the fastest by half a second ahead of George Russell.

Alonso gets a huge slipstream to start his lap.

Lando Norris aims for the P3 on the grid.

Perez improves his lap time but is still behind Max by 2/10 of a second.

Alonso finds a special lap and is only one tenth of a second away from the lead.

Max Verstappen takes his 34th pole position in Formula 1.

Transcripts

00:02

so work going on down in the saber

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garage they are trying to get Joe guu

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into this contest he is attempting to

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join having hit the barrier on the exit

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of turn eight a couple of hours

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ago and rotating around that final

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Corner Daniel Ricardo leaving a little

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bit of room vapen has gone fast as of

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anyone Perez has gone into third but

00:22

we're looking at the drop zone and that

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is an improvement from 15th to 11th for

00:25

Daniel Ricardo stroll needs a quick lap

00:28

he's got one in the middle sector so

00:30

improves to ninth position botas back to

00:33

the Drop Zone along with gazley Sergeant

00:36

Aon and we go on board with the Canadian

00:38

driver who is currently on the brink of

00:41

the elimination Zone botas has not

00:43

improved in that first sector stroll has

00:46

though can he book his place in the next

00:48

part of qualifying the answer is yes

00:49

with the second fastest time and Joe guu

00:53

did not get out in time he is out so is

00:56

estan oon so is Pierre gazley as alpines

00:59

really tough start to the season

01:01

continues and botas is going to join his

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teammate in the first part of qualifying

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he will be

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eliminated unbelievable box box yeah

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yeah you were 11 topping yourself they

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are going to be in trouble for that if

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that was botas on a flying lap and

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improving that's a slam dunk I think it

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is two alpines two salvas and Logan

01:25

Sergeant who fall at the first herdle a

01:28

valiant effort from salba to repair Joe

01:32

gu's car but they just ran out of

01:36

time of power lot of power something's

01:39

wrong as Russell goes to the top of the

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page by 700s of a second piastri goes

01:45

third but hulkenberg looks like he'll

01:48

play no further part he's at the side of

01:50

the road having reported that problem

01:52

it's brought him to a halt one of the

01:54

stars of the qualifying hour one week

01:56

ago this is what it sounded like on

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board he reported the problem very

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quickly let's listen

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in there you

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go Oliver bman is in Touching distance

02:09

of making the top 10 he is the danger

02:12

man for Yuki sonoda who's on the brink

02:14

of elimination and he's only 1,000 of a

02:17

second away Coda is improving as well

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and Hamilton's not right out of this

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either he's only half a tenth up on

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sonoda's time so if they both find a bit

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then Lewis Hamilton could yet be

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shuffled out a clean lap required for

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everyone to get into the top 10 shoot

02:30

out over the line goes Ricardo he won't

02:32

be part of it he's out along with Kevin

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Magnuson and Nico hulkenberg Alban is

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eliminated as well can bman find

02:39

something absolutely magic at the end

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bman trying to eliminate leis Hamilton

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and he misses out by 3 hunds of a second

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across the line that was a great effort

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Ferrari know it on debut less than an

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hour of track time charlot Clair has

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gone into second place 89,000 of a

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second separating the top

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three three hundreds of a second away

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from knocking out a stime champion of

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the world but it is a great performance

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under the circumstances from formula 1's

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newest

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driver Hamilton to go across the line

03:20

288 alono has the fastest first sector

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of anyone who has journeyed through

03:25

there at the moment that includes uh

03:28

Sergio Perez but it's just been beaten

03:30

by Max fappen as we look to see our

03:32

first times on the board Russell from

03:35

pastry from Hamilton at the moment Perez

03:39

has gone over the line and he is fastest

03:41

by half a second ahead of George Russell

03:44

for stappen looking good though Alonso

03:46

goes behind Perez but he's still in the

03:49

vicinity is vapen about to blow them all

03:52

away fastest in sector one sector 2 he

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goes to the top of the page by 3/10 of a

03:58

second it's a

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274

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72 it is a Red Bull one two and a

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dominant one at the moment for a front

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row lockout can he beat Alonzo the

04:09

answer is no on run number one charlot

04:11

Clair is in fourth

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position I look at Alonso getting a huge

04:16

slipstream to start his lap he's going

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to time it nicely Hamilton over the line

04:20

only seventh with both McLaren improving

04:23

as it stands that's a useful toe if

04:25

you're Fernando Alonzo and you're trying

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to hang on to third place Lando Norris

04:30

has his designs over that P3 on the grid

04:33

can he get there as he comes across the

04:35

line and he's just behind in fourth

04:38

position 30 seconds remain this is Oscar

04:41

piastri the man from Melbourne about to

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cut the beam where does he go he goes

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ahead of his teammate at this racetrack

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for the second year in a row in Formula

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1 qualifying Perez is improving his lap

04:54

time but he's still 2/10 of a second

04:57

behind Max aaen very good first seor for

04:59

Alonso with that slip stream from

05:01

Hamilton he's the closest anyone's been

05:03

to vapen in the first sector still a

05:05

10th down but quicker than Perez sonena

05:07

knows he'll be the lead RB on the grid

05:10

he goes ahead of Lance stroll stroll

05:12

will have a chance to respond he is on

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for a personal best Perez to the line no

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improvement for him and now Alonzo's in

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the mix Alonzo is finding a special lap

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here he's only one tenth of a second

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away the man who has not been on PO

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position in Formula 1 since 2012 as

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charl Clair finds a time to go up to

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second position but Alonzo is going to

05:37

be threatening that and Ferrari know it

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as it stands seven front rows in a row

05:43

for charl Clair could we see a magical

05:45

moment from Fernando Alonzo across the

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line it's fourth place he gave it

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everything he improved his time he's

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only 310 of a second away where does

05:55

stroll go he stays in 10th Place Alonzo

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in fourth he was only a tenth of a

06:00

second away in the middle part of the

06:02

lap but he dropped behind llaa and Perez

06:06

so y nice job mate that's po position

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310 to Charles yeah that was a very

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lovely qualifying car on Rails really

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good well done

06:17

everyone it's the same story at the

06:19

front of the field once again Max V

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stappen takes his 34th pole position in

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Formula 1 and in truth he's taken it at

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a caner he's beaten the field by 3/10 of

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a second he will be joined once again by

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Charla Clair on the front

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row