OFFICIAL GRID: Who starts where in Belgium after Verstappen, Hulkenberg and Magnussen penalties
Max Verstappen may have been comfortably quickest in Friday's qualifying session in Spa-Francorchamps, but the world champion's Red Bull won't head Sunday afternoon's grid. That honour instead goes to Charles Leclerc.
The Ferrari star's P1 grid slot is the result of a five-place gearbox change penalty for Verstappen, whose team mate Sergio Perez will now line up on row one alongside Leclerc.
Lewis Hamilton starts third for Mercedes, followed by the second Ferrari of Carlos Sainz. McLaren's Oscar Piastri – the star of Saturday's F1 Sprint – will line up fifth alongside the penalised Verstappen in sixth.
The only other drivers with penalties are Kevin Magnussen, the Haas driver picking up a three-place drop to P16, and team mate Nico Hulkenberg. The German qualified last, but will start from the pit lane after modifications to his car in Parc Ferme, with new power unit and gearbox elements.
FORMULA 1 MSC CRUISES BELGIAN GRAND PRIX 2023
|1 Charles Leclerc LEC||Ferrari|
|2 Sergio Perez PER||Red Bull Racing|
|3 Lewis Hamilton HAM||Mercedes|
|4 Carlos Sainz SAI||Ferrari|
|5 Oscar Piastri PIA||McLaren|
|6 Max Verstappen VER||Red Bull Racing|
|7 Lando Norris NOR||McLaren|
|8 George Russell RUS||Mercedes|
|9 Fernando Alonso ALO||Aston Martin|
|10 Lance Stroll STR||Aston Martin|
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