United States Grand Prix - Seb so close to pole, Charles fourth

2 Nov 2019

Sebastian Vettel’s best lap was just 12 thousandths of a second off the pole position time in qualifying for the United States Grand Prix. The German starts from second on the grid, while team-mate Charles Leclers will start right behind him in fourth place at the Circuit of the Americas when the race starts tomorrow at 13.10 (20.10 CET.) Valtteri Bottas starts from pole.

Q3. Sebastian and Charles made the cut to Q3 on the Medium tyres, thus able to start the race on these tyres. They each had two sets of Softs for the final part of the session. On the first run, the German did a 1’32”041, just 12 thousandths off Bottas, while the Monegasque posted a 1’32”227. On the second set of tyres, Sebastian and indeed Bottas were unable to improve, while Charles got down to 1’32”137, to qualify fourth, only 41 thousandths behind third placed Max Verstappen.

Pos

Driver

Car

Q1

Q2

Q3

Laps

1

Valtteri
Bottas

Mercedes

1:33.750

1:33.160

1:32.029

17

2

Sebastian
Vettel

Ferrari

1:33.766

1:32.782

1:32.041

16

3

Max
Verstappen

Red Bull Racing Honda

1:33.549

1:33.120

1:32.096

15

4

Charles
Leclerc

Ferrari

1:33.988

1:32.760

1:32.137

19

5

Lewis
Hamilton

Mercedes

1:33.454

1:33.045

1:32.321

17

6

Alexander
Albon

Red Bull Racing Honda

1:33.984

1:32.898

1:32.548

14

7

Carlos
Sainz

McLaren Renault

1:33.916

1:33.422

1:32.847

15

8

Lando
Norris

McLaren Renault

1:33.353

1:33.316

1:33.175

18

9

Daniel
Ricciardo

Renault

1:33.835

1:33.608

1:33.488

15

10

Pierre
Gasly

Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda

1:33.556

1:33.715

1:33.601

19

11

Nico
Hulkenberg

Renault

1:34.092

1:33.815

12

12

Kevin
Magnussen

Haas Ferrari

1:33.812

1:33.979

12

13

Daniil
Kvyat

Scuderia Toro Rosso Honda

1:34.138

1:33.989

14

14

Lance
Stroll

Racing Point BWT Mercedes

1:33.921

1:34.100

14

15

Romain
Grosjean

Haas Ferrari

1:34.161

1:34.158

14

16

Antonio
Giovinazzi

Alfa Romeo Racing Ferrari

1:34.226

8

17

Kimi
Räikkönen

Alfa Romeo Racing Ferrari

1:34.369

8

18

George
Russell

Williams Mercedes

1:35.372

9

19

Sergio
Perez

Racing Point BWT Mercedes

1:35.808

5

20

Robert
Kubica

Williams Mercedes

1:35.889

9

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