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OFFICIAL GRID: A Red Bull-Ferrari front row in Jeddah as Bearman debuts from P11

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JEDDAH, SAUDI ARABIA - MARCH 19: Fernando Alonso of Spain driving the (14) Aston Martin AMR23

Max Verstappen starts from pole for the first time in Saudi Arabia, with Red Bull team mate Sergio Perez immediately behind. Splitting them is the Ferrari of Charles Leclerc – and Aston Martin's Fernando Alonso could also feature in the Turn 1 lead battle from P4 on the grid.

REPORT: Verstappen takes pole position for Saudi Arabian Grand Prix as he heads Leclerc and Perez

Oscar Piastri will be seeking a strong race result after out-qualifying team mate Lando Norris, the McLaren duo lining up fifth and sixth, ahead of the two Mercedes cars of George Russell and Lewis Hamilton. Yuki Tsunoda, with a star showing in the RB, and the second Aston Martin of Lance Stroll complete the top 10.

After narrowly missing the Q3 cut, Ferrari sub Oliver Bearman – standing in for the ill Carlos Sainz – starts his maiden Grand Prix from a more-than-respectable 11th place, with Alex Albon just behind in 12th after a superb qualifying for Williams.

READ MORE: Who is Oliver Bearman? The new Ferrari rookie’s career so far

And at the rear of the order, it will be another long afternoon for Zhou Guanyu. The Chinese driver starts last for Kick Sauber after failing to set a lap time in qualifying following his heavy crash in FP3.

Saudi Arabia 2024

Starting Grid

PositionTeam NameTime
1VER1:27.472
2LEC1:27.791
3PER1:27.807
4ALO1:27.846
5PIA1:28.089
6NOR1:28.132
7RUS1:28.316
8HAM1:28.460
9TSU1:28.547
10STR1:28.572
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