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Brazilian Grand Prix 2023

Starting grid for 2023 F1 Brazilian Grand Prix Sprint

Check out the starting grid for the final Sprint of the season at the Sao Paulo Grand Prix as Lando Norris grabbed pole in the Sprint Shootout.

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Lando Norris will start on pole position for the Sao Paulo Grand Prix Sprint race - his first P1 start since the 2021 Russian GP.

After being frustrated at missing out on Grand Prix pole in qualifying after rain and a yellow flag from team-mate Oscar Piastri, Norris stormed to the fastest time in the Sprint Shootout, edging out Max Verstappen by less than a tenth.

The McLaren driver lost time during Sector 1 on his sole lap in SQ3, but made up for it in the second and third segments of the lap to secure P1 on the grid - after Piastri did so during the recent Qatar Sprint.

Sergio Perez was third with George Russell ahead of Lewis Hamilton in fifth.

Norris has been summoned to the stewards for exceeding the maximum delta time between the Safety Car lines, with Esteban Ocon and Fernando Alonso also among those needing a trip to the stewards following their SQ1 accident.

NOTE: The starting grid remains provisional until formally confirmed by the FIA.

Starting grid for 2023 F1 Brazilian Grand Prix - Sprint

Position Driver Team
1st Lando Norris McLaren
2nd Max Verstappen Red Bull
3rd Sergio Perez Red Bull
4th George Russell Mercedes
5th Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
6th Yuki Tsunoda AlphaTauri
7th Charles Leclerc Ferrari
8th Daniel Ricciardo AlphaTauri
9th Carlos Sainz Ferrari
10th Oscar Piastri McLaren
11th Kevin Magnussen Haas
12th Nico Hulkenberg Haas
13th Pierre Gasly Alpine
14th Valtteri Bottas Alfa Romeo
15th Fernando Alonso Aston Martin
16th Esteban Ocon Alpine
17th Lance Stroll Aston Martin
18th Zhou Guanyu Alfa Romeo
19th Alex Albon Williams
20th Logan Sargeant Williams

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