Rare qualifying session at the Spanish GP that started with wet asphalt and got better throughout the day. That didn’t matter to Verstappen that a new tribute was given, this time at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. There he fell into Q1 Charles Leclerc with the Ferrari and Russell and Pérez in the Q2. In the Q3 Sainz shone, second on the grid, and suffered alonsowho could only be ninth with the flat bottom of the damaged Aston Martin.
Norris, who did not believe it when he was told on the radio, finished third and behind the Briton, Gasly (pending two revisions that cost him six positions), hamilton, Stroll, Or with, hulkenberg, alonso and piastri. The Frenchman’s penalty sends him to tenth on the grid, with which all those who finished behind him gain a place, including Alonso who will start eighth.