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Mutual qualifying duels | Perez wins, Leclerc keeps up series

Mutual qualifying duels | Perez wins, Leclerc keeps up series

28 May - 18:59 Last update: 22:09
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Sergio Perez managed to beat Max Verstappen in qualifying for the second time this season this weekend. Carlos Sainz once again gave up to Charles Leclerc, leaving the Monegasque with seven wins to his name.

Prior to qualifying, it already seemed that Ferrari and Red Bull Racing would fight together for pole position and that turned out to be the case. Leclerc grabbed pole position, outperforming Sainz. Verstappen did not manage to cross Perez and will start the race behind the Mexican.

Lewis Hamilton and George Russell were still tied before the weekend in Monaco, but after qualifying the second Briton is one point ahead of his teammate. Lando Norris managed to further widen his lead over Daniel Ricciardo and Fernando Alonso convincingly outperformed Esteban Ocon, although the Spaniard drove into the wall at the end of qualifying.

Valtteri Bottas followed Leclerc's example and also took his seventh win over his teammate. In doing so, the Finn convincingly outperformed Guanyu Zhou. Finally, Kevin Magnussen was better than Mick Schumacher for the fifth time.

Mutual qualifying duels after the Miami Grand Prix

Red Bull Racing: Verstappen/Perez 5-2
Ferrari: Leclerc/Sainz 7-0
Mercedes: Hamilton/Russell 3-4
McLaren: Norris/Ricciardo 6-1
Alpine: Alonso/Ocon 4-3
AlphaTauri: Gasly/Tsunoda: 4-3
Aston Martin: Vettel/Stroll 4-1*
Alfa Romeo Racing: Bottas/Zhou 7-0
Haas F1: Magnussen/Schumacher 5-2
WilliamsAlbon/Latifi 6-1

* Vettel was replaced by Nico Hulkenberg in the first two Grands Prix.

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