Max Verstappen secured pole position for the Qatar Grand Prix on Friday. Here’s what you need to know:
Lando Norris set a time fast enough to land him P2, but because he exceeded track limits, his lap time was deleted. He fell to tenth.
Sergio Pérez was knocked out of Q2, making it the eighth time this season he hasn’t made it to Q3. He did have a lap that would’ve been good enough to advance in qualifying, but he exceeded track limits at Turn 5.
As pressure continues to mount around Logan Sargeant, he was knocked out of Q1 by teammate Alex Albon, just 0.092 seconds separating the two.