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Canadian Grand Prix 2023

Revised starting grid for the 2023 F1 Canadian GP after multiple penalties

Max Verstappen will start from pole in Montreal after a masterclass in wet Qualifying, with several drivers slapped with grid penalties. Here is the provisional starting grid for the 2023 F1 Canadian Grand Prix.

A superb lap in wet conditions in Montreal sees Max Verstappen line up on pole position for the third consecutive Grand Prix.

The Dutchman's best time of 1:25.858 was over a second quicker than the impressive Nico Hulkenberg, although the Haas driver will start Sunday's race from fifth after being hit with a three-place grid penalty for exceeding the speed limit during a red flag period.

Other drivers to suffer three-place grid penalties were Carlos Sainz, Yuki Tsunoda and Lance Stroll, all of whom were adjudged to have impeded other drivers during Qualifying.

Hulkenberg's penalty means Fernando Alonso will line up alongside Verstappen on the front row, with the twin Mercedes of Lewis Hamilton and George Russell third and fourth.

A bad session for Charles Leclerc, Sainz and Sergio Perez sees that trio start from tenth, 11th and 12th places respectively.

The starting grid below is provisional until confirmed by F1's governing body, the FIA.

Starting grid for the 2023 F1 Canadian Grand Prix

Position Driver Team
1. Verstappen Red Bull
2. Alonso Aston Martin
3. Hamilton Mercedes
4. Russell Mercedes
5. Hulkenberg Haas
6. Ocon Alpine
7. Norris McLaren
8. Piastri McLaren
9. Albon Williams
10. Leclerc Ferrari
11. Sainz Ferrari
12. Perez Red Bull
13. Magnussen Haas
14. Bottas Alfa Romeo
15. Gasly Alpine
16. Stroll Aston Martin
17 . De Vries AlphaTauri
18. Sargeant Williams
19. Tsunoda AlphaTauri
20. Zhou Alfa Romeo

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