There was a massive shock in Qualifying for the Formula 1 2023 Saudi Arabian Grand Prix as Max Verstappen suffered a reliability failure - paving the way for Sergio Pérez to take pole.
A driveshaft failure in Q2 put Verstappen out and leaves him 15th on the grid for the race at the Jeddah Corniche Circuit, with Fernando Alonso joining Perez on the front row.
Charles Leclerc had qualified second, but starts 12th after a 10 place grid penalty for exceeding his allocation of engine parts.
George Russell is third with Lewis Hamilton in seventh as rookie Oscar Piastri starred and made Q3 in just his second race with McLaren.
In the blog, we will provide you with the latest developments during the race in Saudi Arabia. You can easily switch between live timing and the live blog via the tabs.
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